Tag Archives: Human Rights

Brexit and Beacons

ECHR signatories
Signatories to the European Convention on Human Rights

Hmm… Just a quick one, this.

I heard Lord Lawson of Blaby last night, speaking on the ‘Outcome of the European Union Referendum’. I was very struck by the similarity of the language he used to language used by David Maxwell-Fyfe at the time of the genesis of the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950. (David Maxwell-Fyfe was the U.K.’s Deputy Chief Prosecutor at Nuremberg, and a key negotiator in the Council of Europe after the Second World War, and spoke for the U.K. at the signing ceremony). I wondered whether Lord Lawson was aware of the similarity of language and was deliberately evoking it; but what struck me equally forcefully was how the contexts were almost polar opposites. Continue reading Brexit and Beacons

Protecting Human Rights in the UK: collated commentary

Just a quick compilation of some of the commentary on today’s Conservative’s Human Rights announcement.

Here is the document itself: “Protecting Human Rights in the UK

Here is it marked up by Carl Gardner @carlgardner at Head of Legal: ““Protecting Human Rights in the UK”: the Tory human rights plan

Commentary from:

Carl Gardner @carlgardner, author of the mark-up above “Full of Sound and Fury on Human Rights

Liberty @libertyhqLegally IlliterateContinue reading Protecting Human Rights in the UK: collated commentary