Friday, 20 April 2012

Human Rights in UK - Equality and Human Rights Commission Report

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a report - "The UK and the European Court of Human Rights" - which, quite frankly, debunks many of the myths about the European Court of Human Rights and its relationship with the UK.  At a time when the role of the court has been under attack by certain politicians and media in the UK, this is a useful and timely report though its publication is likely to be overshadowed by publication of the Brighton Declaration.

One of the researchers contributing to the report was Alice Donald (Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, London Metropolitian University) and her post on UK Human Rights blog offers an excellent summary of the report and is definitely well worth reading.

See also the Commission's Human Rights Review 2012 and also the Commission's webpages on Human Rights.

See also Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) - "Conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights" - 18th April.  Dealings with the Council of Europe are the responsibility of the FCO.

A further interesting report has been published by the Arts and Humanities Research Council - "Parliaments and Human Rights" and is discussed by Wessen Jazrawi on the UK Human Rights blog - Redressing the Democratic Deficit in Human Rights

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