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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Top QC says human rights laws need "serious change"

Top QC says human rights laws need "serious change"

Next month Ben Emmerson QC, who is short-listed as a candidate to represent the UK at the ECHR, will address the UN to argue that more attention should be paid to the human rights of victims of terrorism. Peter Stanford meets him.

Human rights’ laws – and the European Court in Strasbourg that upholds them – don’t always to go down very well with the British public, especially when they give prisoners the vote, or delay the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada to face terrorism charges.

1 comment:

Tim said...

It's that babyish tactic of treating prisoners' and victims' human rights as if they are in competition with each other. Being a QC does not immunise you from stupidity.