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Christina Lienen: When Strasbourg Won’t Have It – Push for or Limitation of Common Law Constitutional Rights?

On 8 November 2016 the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) in Magyar Helsinki Bizottság v Hungary decided that Art 10 did indeed confer a right … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Richard Clayton QC: New Directions for Article 10: Strasbourg Reverses the Supreme Court in Kennedy

The Supreme Court decision in Kennedy v Charity Commission was striking from many points of view.  Mr Kennedy was a journalist frustrated by the way the Commission handled his allegations … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Graeme Cowie: Prisoners to Devolved Fortune? The Right to Vote and the Scotland Act 2016

The Hirst (No 2) v United Kingdom judgment has proven to be one of the most contentious of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. Its subject matter, prisoner … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Piet Eeckhout: The Real Record of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Brexit debates have started focusing on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, after it has become clear that the economic effects of the UK departure from the EU are likely … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Sarah Lambrecht: Criticism of the European Court of Human Rights: A UK Phenomenon?

Editors’ note: The blog invited constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We end this series with a post by … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Colin Harvey: Rights in a Fractured Union

Editors’ note: The blog is inviting constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We continue with a post by Prof Colin Harvey, … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ed Bates: The Senior Judiciary on ‘Strasbourg’ – More Supportive Than Some Would Have You Believe

Editors’ note: This blog post is followed by a lengthy annex of substantial quotations from judicial lectures.   The Conservative party’s manifesto promise to make ‘our own Supreme Court the ultimate … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 6 Comments