Law Lord lambasts Strasbourg

One of the country’s most senior judges has criticised the European Court of Human Rights, in a lecture to the Judicial Studies Board. Pointing to the democratic deficit involved in judicial legislation from Strasbourg, Lord Hoffman makes an important distinction between the European Convention of Human Rights (which he supports) and caselaw from Strasbourg which, […]

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First Reviews …

The Assault has now been reviewed by … … Dominic Lawson in The Sunday Times: ‘As useful a guide as you could want to the consequences … of a prolonged absence of proper parliamentary oversight or opposition.’ John Kampfner in The Observer: ‘Dominic Raab’s lament for Britain’s lost liberal democracy should reinforce the arguments of […]

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Hedge Funds Claiming Human Rights

Responding to the increasing deployment of creative human rights arguments in commercial cases, Afua Hirsch offers a rare criticism of the Human Rights Act from the centre-left in The Guardian. Hirsch argues:‘There seems something deeply counter-intuitive about this incarnation of human rights claims, rooted not in protecting such sacred freedoms as the right to life […]

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