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UK curbs the power of European Human Rights in the UK

Post by JB007 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:12 am

The Bill will ensure courts cannot interpret laws in ways that were never intended by Parliament and will empower people to express their views freely.

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The Bill will make clear that the UK Supreme Court is the ultimate judicial decision-maker on human rights issues and that the case law of the European Court of Human Rights does not always need to be followed by UK courts.

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Confirm that interim measures from the European Court of Human Rights under Rule 39, such as the one issued last week which prevented the removal flight to Rwanda, are not binding on UK courts.
https://www.gov.
uk/government/news/bill-of-rights-to-strengthen-freedom-of-speech-and-curb-bogus-human-rights-claims

https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3227

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Re: UK curbs the power of European Human Rights in the UK..

Post by vinny » Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:28 am

European Court of Human Rights
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR), also known as the Strasbourg Court,[1] is an international court of the Council of Europe which interprets the European Convention on Human Rights. The court hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights enumerated in the Convention or its optional protocols to which a member state is a party. The European Convention on Human Rights is also referred to by the initials "ECHR". The court is based in Strasbourg, France.
Did this Government forget the history of the European Convention on Human Rights?

I think the ECHR is not a so-called “foreign court”, but it’s an International Court of which the UK is a founding member.

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Re: UK curbs the power of European Human Rights in the UK..

Post by JB007 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:44 am

vinny wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:28 am
European Court of Human Rights
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR or ECtHR), also known as the Strasbourg Court,[1] is an international court of the Council of Europe which interprets the European Convention on Human Rights. The court hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights enumerated in the Convention or its optional protocols to which a member state is a party. The European Convention on Human Rights is also referred to by the initials "ECHR". The court is based in Strasbourg, France.
I assume the European Court of Human Rights will still be supreme in all the EEA countries?

This is not a surprise. Didn't the UK start to bring in a British human rights Bill while in the EU? That then ended when the UK voted to leave the EU as it was no longer needed?

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Re: UK curbs the power of European Human Rights in the UK

Post by alterhase58 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:56 am

Still on the books: Human Rights Act 1998
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/contents
It was a decision of the then Labour government to enact this, not a requirement of the EU and ECHR is not an EU institution, often confused with the ECJ.
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Re: UK curbs the power of European Human Rights in the UK..

Post by vinny » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:59 am

JB007 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:44 am

I assume the European Court of Human Rights will still be supreme in all the EEA countries?
Yes.
JB007 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:44 am
This is not a surprise. Didn't the UK start to bring in a British human rights Bill while in the EU? That then ended when the UK voted to leave the EU as it was no longer needed?
The EU and ECHR are separate issues.

The UK now proposes to follow Russian’s footsteps.
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