British judges could no longer be ‘bound’ by ECHR decisions

British judges could soon be told they are no longer ‘bound’ by decisions made in European rulings on human rights amid Government proposals being backed by senior lawyers and Scotland Yard. 

The European Convention on Human Rights is currently enshrined in British law by the Human Rights Act but has become increasingly unpopular with many Conservatives.

It is often cited by people fighting legal deportation and critics say the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights – which is entirely separate from the EU – has roamed far beyond its remit and created new rights that were never intended by its founders.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland

Leading human rights QC Lord Pinnick

Leading human rights QC Lord Pinnick

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland (left) is thought to be ‘sympathetic’ to the idea and leading human rights QC Lord Pinnick (right) is among those in support of the new proposals

The EU went into the Brexit trade talks warning that it would end all ‘law enforcement co-operation and judicial co-operation in criminal matters’ if the UK were to ‘denounce the ECHR’.

But new proposals being supported by MPs and senior lawyers as well as the Metropolitan Police could now see a curb on the ECHR’s influence.

Leading human rights QC Lord Pinnick is among those in support of the new proposals which could be the first review of the Human Rights Act in 20 years, The Telegraph has said.

He has suggested ministers amend the Human Rights Act to state that British judges ‘shall not be bound’ by decisions taken in Strasbourg and should instead only take ECHR rulings ‘into account’.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, who commissioned the Independent Human Rights Act Review to start its inquiry in December, is also thought to be ‘sympathetic’ to the idea, the publication said.

Critics say the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (pictured) ¿ which is entirely separate from the EU ¿ has roamed far beyond its remit and created new rights that were never intended by its founders

Critics say the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (pictured) ¿ which is entirely separate from the EU ¿ has roamed far beyond its remit and created new rights that were never intended by its founders

Critics say the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (pictured) – which is entirely separate from the EU – has roamed far beyond its remit and created new rights that were never intended by its founders

The findings will be issued in the coming months.

The Met Police had previously warned that recent ECHR judgments meant officers had wasted time investigating cases that would ‘never reach the threshold for prosecution’ due to concern victims could later make a complaint.    

It is thought that the move will be backed by other senior Tories who believe European judgements in cases that have little relevance on UK matters have wrongly been influencing the decisions of British judges. 

The Tories promised in their manifestos at the 2010 and 2015 elections that they would scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights.

Before the 2019 election, Mr Johnson also promised to ‘update the Human Rights Act and administrative law to ensure that there is a proper balance between the rights of individuals, our vital national security and effective government’. 

Link hienalouca.com

Advertising:

Tips to Find Low Priced Luxury Holiday Package Deals Fast

For most families, it has already been a common practice to spend the Holiday season in a foreign location. This is caused by the aviation market changes which have given a lot of benefits for people who travel a lot. Airfares going to different tourist destinations are becoming more inexpensive. What does this mean? If there is a perfect time to purchase luxury holiday package deals, now it the right time! Based on the market trend nowadays, you can save both money and time when you go for a luxury holiday. There are countless offers that combine travel and accommodation in one package which is a lot cheaper than getting separate deals. Aside from that, it is also risky to individually book the services that you need for the vacation. You might end up missing out on some important details of the trip. Unlike when you take advantage of luxury holiday package deals, you can be sure that everything is organized meticulously and according to what you really need. Nonetheless, you would still need to carefully select the package that would fit your needs. Review the following tips in getting packages that are reasonably priced. · Normally, luxury tour packages include accommodation, flight travel and transportation to individual tourist destinations. It would be best to choose the complete package so you won’t have to worry about other vacation elements. In addition to that, these are the packages that have the biggest discounts. · You can get big mark down prices, if you will purchase more packages. It is not a bad idea to share the wonderful moment with your loved ones. By doing so, you would not only enjoy, you will also save more money. You can even use your savings for other activities on your vacation. · It would be best to know how much you are willing to pay for the luxury tour packages. You can already work around your budget. You have to stick to your budget. If not, you might end up spending a lot and you will be left with less money for your vacation. · Prices may vary depending on the destination of the tour. You can do a research about places that are attractive yet inexpensive. There are thousands of destinations and you just have to choose wisely. · There are packages that include recreational activities. This means that you are paying for all the activities when you purchase these packages. The right thing to do is to make sure that the activities that are included would be the ones that you really enjoy. There is no sense in paying for activities that will not really make your vacation memorable. If you are going with friends, you should also consider their preferences so that you can be sure that everyone will enjoy the trip. There are other ways on how you can be sure that you are getting the best deal for your luxury holiday vacation. No matter how you choose to do it, you have to get adequate information about the packages. This will help you determine whether it is worth the price.

(Total views: 66 Time, 1 visits per day)

Leave a Reply