Human rights law and the judiciary

Mar 31, 2015 by

From Civitas: Human rights law has been hijacked in the UK by special interest groups seeking to advance their own rights above those of the rest of the population. The European convention has been repeatedly used in a way that weakens the government’s ability to defend the country from terrorism or to deal with illegal immigrants. But, while there has been a growing clamour for this abuse to be tackled, the real cause of the problem has been fundamentally misdiagnosed. In this forensic...

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The Problem with Human Rights Law Is it out of control? Who is responsible? What is the solution?

Mar 20, 2015 by

By Michael Arnheim, Civitas: ‘…critics are too quick to blame the European Court of Human Rights for the expansion of the scope of the convention rights, when the evidence shows that it is actually the UK domestic courts which are largely responsible for this, together with a supine attitude on the part of successive British governments…’ Human rights law has been hijacked in the UK by special interest groups seeking to advance their own rights above those of the rest...

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LGBT Groups Mull Standstill at UN During Auschwitz Anniversary

Feb 13, 2015 by

by Stafano Gennarini JD, C-Fam: Introduction from Austin Ruse, President, C-Fam:  The LGBT agenda has had a very hard time gaining traction at the UN. Their wish is that the nebulous phrase “sexual orientation and gender identity” become a new category of nondiscrimination in international law. From this would flow the demand for gay marriage, adoption, and the closing down of religious freedom. They have gotten absolutely nowhere in the many years they have been trying, even though they are...

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That ‘sinister court’ mocks justice again

Feb 2, 2015 by

By Christopher Booker, Telegraph: My article on January 3, headlined “The most sinister court in Britain strikes yet again”, has for the past month been the “Most Viewed” Comment item on the Telegraph website. Its theme was the workings of the mysterious and ultra-secretive Court of Protection, which has only recently begun to emerge from the shadows – that’s thanks to the stalwart efforts of our top family judge, Lord Justice Munby, to lift something of the suffocating veil of secrecy...

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Equality and Human Rights for Everyone

Jan 2, 2015 by

By Michael Gascoigne: I have put together this short article to summarise the legal and political structures that have led to a culture of litigation against Christians for the peaceful pursuit of their beliefs, and how these structures may be dismantled. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) was established under the Equality Act 2006 as a corporate body, sponsored by the Government Equalities Office. The Commission covers England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland, and...

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Pope criticises human rights legislation in speech to European Parliament

Nov 25, 2014 by

By A B Sanderson, Breitbart: Pope Francis has warned MEPs that Human Rights legislation could lead to further conflict and violence. Addressing MEPs in Strasbourg this morning (Tuesday) the pontiff said that the concept of duty was “equally essential” to the concept of rights, a fact which he viewed as no longer linked. And he sought to remind members that it is impossible to have “rights” without “responsibilities”. Abandoning this view, he added, is...

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