Slartibartfast wrote:The idiots are actually going to do it. Withdrawing from international human rights governance places us with rogue states...
The UK stands by the commitments made when we signed the Convention, and it is only the subsequent approach of the Court and Labour’s Human Rights Act that have eroded public confidence in our human rights framework. It would be wrong to renounce the Convention unilaterally when it is not our principled commitment to fundamental human rights that has changed. We would like the UK to remain a party to the Convention, as part of our membership of the Council of Europe. We hope, therefore, that the Council will recognise these changes to our Human Rights laws.
During the passage of the British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, we will engage with the Council of Europe, and seek recognition that our approach is a legitimate way of applying the Convention.
In the event that we are unable to reach that agreement, the UK would be left with no alternative but to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, at the point at
which our Bill comes into effect. We would do so safe in the knowledge that the text of the Convention itself is enshrined in our own statutes, protecting human rights in line with the will of the British Parliament and the rulings of British Courts.
Slartibartfast wrote:It is a proposal to be above the law, equivalent to me saying that I do not think that speed limits have been sensibly applied by the UK police, so I am going to withdraw my recognition of the Road Traffic Act and instead comply with my own rules as I choose to interpret them.
Hairyloon wrote:Slartibartfast wrote:It is a proposal to be above the law, equivalent to me saying that I do not think that speed limits have been sensibly applied by the UK police, so I am going to withdraw my recognition of the Road Traffic Act and instead comply with my own rules as I choose to interpret them.
I don't think it is, it is more like you saying: don't bother with all those speed cameras and suchlike, I promise not to speed and I'll send you my GPS tachograph data instead.
Hairyloon wrote:If we take them at face value, and the ECHR accept their proposals then we will still have recourse to go to the European Court.
Hairyloon wrote:If we do not withdraw from the ECHR and your rights are breached, then you can take your case to the European court who may award compensation.
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