Let’s scrap the Human Rights Act

3 Mar

It is only to be expected that the Conservative manifesto pledge to review the Human Rights Act should provoke a liberal moral panic. Floating in the empyrean, human rights are supposed to transcend mundane political divisions. Without a judiciary with the authority to override political decisions, there is no freedom or justice for individuals or […]

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Troubling and unnecessary: the problems of precedent in clause 26(1) in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill

14 Jan

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill includes a clause that gives ministers the power to make regulations with respect to the judicial treatment of retained EU case law after Brexit. James Lee (King’s College London) identifies four problems with this approach. The clause could easily be removed from the WAB with no impact on the government’s ability … Continued

How to halt the vexacious legal pursuit of our brave servicemen and women

11 Nov

Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.

How sad that British courts are becoming as politically predictable as the European Court of Justice

24 Sep

The Supreme Court has ruled that the prorogation of Parliament was illegal. That is now the law so the Government must, and will, obey it – like we obey Acts of Parliament. But just as we can criticise an Act of Parliament, we are entitled to criticise this judge-made law. The issue of prorogation itself […]

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