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Helen Fenwick: Prisoners’ Voting Rights, Subsidiarity, and Protocols 15 and 16: Re-creating Dialogue With the Strasbourg Court?

This blog does not intend to rehearse the merits of the prisoners’ voting rights saga. In principle it is hard to muster reasons providing a basis for banning prisoners from … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Roger Masterman: A Tale of Competing Supremacies

In a recent interview in The Spectator, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling MP, was given another opportunity to recite the now characteristic Tory Siren call … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Alison L. Young: Prisoner Voting: Human or Constitutional Right?

As is well known, in Hirst v UK (No 2) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights concluded that Section 3(1) of the Representation of the People Act … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

Noreen O’Meara: Reforming the European Court of Human Rights through Dialogue? Progress on Protocols 15 and 16 ECHR

Much progress has been made following the agreement of the Brighton Declaration on reforms to the working practices of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).  The Brighton Ministerial Conference … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Christina Eckes: One Step Closer: EU Accession to the ECHR

The final version of the draft accession agreement was concluded on 5 April 2013. It will allow the EU to become a contracting party to the European Convention on Human … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jeff King: Deference, Dialogue and Animal Defenders International

In Animal Defenders International, the European Court of Human Rights upheld the British ban on political advertising in the broadcast media (s.321 Communications Act 2003), consistently with the judgments of … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

Jacob Rowbottom: A surprise ruling? Strasbourg upholds the ban on paid political ads on TV and Radio

The European Court of Human Rights has given its decision in Animal Defenders International , holding that the ban on political advertising on the broadcast media does not violate Article … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 5 Comments
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