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A compilation of media reports and political comment regarding the European Court of Human Rights.
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Today Tonight: refugees from journalistic decency

Today Tonight: refugees from journalistic decency | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
Today Tonight's report on asylum seekers and refugees living in luxury was a mendacious, deceptive and inflammatory piece of 'journalism'.
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A comment piece by former ABC Media Watch host Jonathan Homes on inaccurate reporting by Today Tonight. The current affairs show claimed that refugees and asylum seekers lived in "four-star" luxury at the expense of the Government, not only breaching the privacy of the people interviewed but also making factual errors in the broadcast.

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A great day for British justice: Theresa May vows to take UK out of the European Court of Human Rights

A great day for British justice: Theresa May vows to take UK out of the European Court of Human Rights | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
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The article highlights the Sunday Mail's victory over "ludicrous abuses of justice carried out in the name of human rights."

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Conservatives divided over human rights legislation - The Guardian

Conservatives divided over human rights legislation - The Guardian | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

The justice secretary envisages scrapping the Human Rights Act, which incorporates the European convention on human rights into British legislation.

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Britain could become Belarus if it abandons human rights legislation, warns Attorney General

Britain could become Belarus if it abandons human rights legislation, warns Attorney General | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

Britain would be left comparable to 'Belarus' if it abandoned the European Court on Human Rights, Dominic Grieve has warned.

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The Attorney General rejects withdrawal from the ECHR but said that "the current human rights framework under which we are operating has gone badly wrong”.

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Does Britain really want to be associated with Belarus on human rights?

Does Britain really want to be associated with Belarus on human rights? | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

"Withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights would also send a message to those countries with a poor record on human rights that the UK no longer takes the issue seriously."

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I am tabling a nine-word amendment to take the wrong out of human rights

I am tabling a nine-word amendment to take the wrong out of human rights | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

"Ministers are considering radical human-rights reform, from replacing the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights, to withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights. But what can we do now to curb the growth of spurious claims? The biggest problem is human rights-based restrictions on deportation, driven by judicial legislation."

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Dominic Raab argues against Article 8 - the right to respect for private and family life - in deportation cases.

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Politicians launch bid to stop foreign criminals from abusing human rights laws

Politicians launch bid to stop foreign criminals from abusing human rights laws | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
 "David Blunkett and Dominic Raab will this week launch an attempt to tackle the growing number of offenders using the “right to family life” laws to avoid deportation."
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John Prescott on human rights, Butlins and Hugo Chavez

John Prescott on human rights, Butlins and Hugo Chavez | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

"Theresa May wants to rip up the European Convention on Human Rights to suck up to right wing newspapers and become the next Tory leader"

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John Prescott criticises Theresa May in his Daily Mirror column.

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fleet street fox: Human wrongs.

fleet street fox: Human wrongs. | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

"Home Secretary Theresa May wants to tear up the Human Rights Act, a law intended to do no more than make the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights more effective."

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Fleet Street Fox blog: "There is just one thing which separates bad guys from good guys (...) It is that the good guys have decided to treat everyone like they're human, no matter how inhumane their action".

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Abu Qatada's presence here is reassuring, claims top Liberal Democrat

Abu Qatada's presence here is reassuring, claims top Liberal Democrat | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
Justice Minister Lord McNally said the legal protection given to the man once dubbed Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe was ‘part of what makes us a civilised society’.
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The fact remains that human rights are per definition to be granted to every human being.

 

Certain human rights, such as freedom from torture, are deemed so important that there are no exceptions to them - even when the person in question is "Osama bin Laden's right hand in Europe".

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European Parliament Information Office in the United Kingdom

12/03/2013 Welcome to the brave new world of EU reporting at the Daily Express, where information is bad, transparency is dictatorship, civic rights are forms of oppression and checking facts makes you blind.
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A response from the UK's European Parliament Information Office to the Daily Express article about the EU attempting to "brainwash children".

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Human rights law is essential in our society

Human rights law is essential in our society | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
HOME Secretary Theresa May’s lies are more in tune with pub rhetoric than reasoned legal argument
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Malin Wiander's comment, March 13, 2013 9:32 AM
Opinion piece from the Scottish Sun; possible more anti- Tory than pro- Human Rights Act.
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Senior judge warns over deportation of terror suspects to torture states

Senior judge warns over deportation of terror suspects to torture states | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
Lord Neuberger says policy would mean pulling out of UN and European court of human rights
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Malin Wiander's comment, March 13, 2013 9:36 AM
Lord Neuberger says that "decisions are often reported in a one-sided way and selectively to highlight the views of "anti" people who dislike the court's role".
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Anger as Theresa May resists human rights clampdown - Telegraph

Anger as Theresa May resists human rights clampdown  - Telegraph | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

Theresa May came under fire last night after it emerged that she was resisting a move to curb the ability of foreign criminals to use human rights rules to avoid being deported.

A leaked memo from the Home Secretary to David Cameron, which has been seen by The Telegraph, says the Government cannot support the proposal – backed by more than 90 Conservative MPs – because it would be “counterproductive” and incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Her alternative proposal, seen as a watered down version, is likely in turn to be blocked by the Liberal Democrats, throwing Government policy on human rights abuses into fresh chaos.

Mrs May has previously won some support on the Tory right with a tough stance on human rights abuses – including a pledge that a Conservative majority government would consider pulling Britain out of the Convention.

But on Saturday she was accused of “talking the talk but not walking the walk” by one Tory MP.

Mrs May is opposing a proposal by Dominic Raab, the Conservative backbencher, to restrict the right of foreign criminals facing deportation to claim the right to a family life under Article Eight of the Convention.

Mr Raab’s amendment, tabled jointly with David Blunkett, the former Labour home secretary, would also make it harder for those facing deportation to claim they would not get a fair trial in their own countries.

Effectively they would have to prove that they faced the threat of death or torture to avoid being sent home. A Commons vote on the amendment could come as soon as tomorrow.

Mrs May’s memo to Mr Cameron – initialled “TM” and dated March 11 – says: “Dominic Raab’s amendment would be incompatible with the UK’s obligations under the ECHR.” She adds that deportation orders would “most probably” be challenged by the European Court of Human Rights – under a “rule 39 injunction” – with legal wrangling likely to go on for years.

“In the meantime we would be unable to deport most of the approximately 4,000 criminal deportations that proceed each year,” Mrs May argues.

“We would be forced to release significant numbers of foreign offenders on bail, pending their deportation.”

The Sunday Telegraph’s End the Human Rights Farce campaign has highlighted dozens of cases in which foreign criminals, including killers and rapists, have abused the right to family life to stay in Britain. Some have gone on to offend again.

Mrs May has already promised to introduce full-scale legislation to tackle the issue – which Mr Raab believes will take far longer than his approach, which amends legislation currently passing through Parliament.

Now the Home Secretary has proposed an alternative amendment to make it harder for foreign criminals facing deportation to lodge successful appeals.

But Nick Clegg, who as Deputy Prime Minister chairs the cabinet’s powerful domestic affairs committee, will block her plan as the Liberal Democrats oppose any move away from applying the Convention in British law.

A senior Lib Dem source said: “There are serious doubts about the legality of the Raab amendments. But we don’t support the Home Secretary’s amendments either.”

Some Tory MPs claim that there is nothing in UK law to suggest Britain has to abide by a Rule 39 injunction taken out by the European court – and they believe that Mrs May is being hoodwinked by Home Office lawyers.

Mark Reckless, one of the Tory backbenchers who support Mr Raab’s amendment, said: “The Home Secretary is too reliant on her officials who are simply not up to the job and have got the law wrong again.

“Theresa talks the talk but does not walk the walk. It’s time for Parliament to take control.”

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Theresa May opposes Dominic Raabs proposal on changes of the right to claim article 8 ECHR (the right to family and private life) in deportation cases in a leaked memo to David Cameron.

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Why we must be allowed to kick out terrorists, by Tory MP for Dover and Deal CHARLIE ELPHIKE

Why we must be allowed to kick out terrorists, by Tory MP for Dover and Deal CHARLIE ELPHIKE | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
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Conservatives hint at abolishing Human Rights Act as David Cameron vows to 'stick to the course'.

Conservatives hint at abolishing Human Rights Act as David Cameron vows to 'stick to the course'. | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

"Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has indicated the Conservative Party would abolish the Human Rights Act if they won the next general election.

 

The move comes despite Prime Minister David Cameron saying there would be no "lurch to the right" following his party's embarrassing defeat in the Eastleigh by-election.

 

Mr Cameron insisted he would "stick to the course we are on" despite seeing the Tories beaten into third place behind the UK Independence Party."

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Clarke slams Human Rights Act move

Clarke slams Human Rights Act move | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

"Clarke said remaining part of the European Convention on Human Rights is vital in maintaining the UK's international standing."

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The British public deserve a vote on the Human Rights Act. - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

The British public deserve a vote on the Human Rights Act. - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

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Norman Tebbit says that the repealing of the Human Rights Act should be subject to a public vote at the next general election.

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Theresa May: Tories to consider leaving European Convention on Human Rights - BBC News

Theresa May: Tories to consider leaving European Convention on Human Rights - BBC News | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
BBC News Theresa May: Tories to consider leaving European Convention on Human Rights BBC News The Conservatives would consider leaving the European Convention on Human Rights if they won the 2015 election, the home secretary has said.
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British minister floats quitting European rights convention

British minister floats quitting European rights convention | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should consider leaving the European Convention on Human Rights because it interferes with the government's ability to fight crime and control immigration, Home Secretary (interior...
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Nick Clegg: Tories veering to the right like a broken shopping trolley - Telegraph.co.uk

Nick Clegg: Tories veering to the right like a broken shopping trolley - Telegraph.co.uk | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
"The Lib Dems will never allow Mrs May, the Home Secretary, to take Britain out of the European Convention on Human Rights," Nick Clegg said.
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Tory ministers plot Human Rights Act repeal

Tory ministers plot Human Rights Act repeal | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it

"Senior Tory cabinet ministers have raised the prospect of pulling Britain out of the European convention on human rights, despite a pledge by David Cameron that the party will not lurch to the right in the wake of its drubbing in the Eastleigh byelection."

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Abu Qatada V Theresa May

Abu Qatada V Theresa May | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
Theresa May is going head-to-head with Abu Qatada once again in a bid to deport the radical cleric to Jordan, where he is wanted on terror charges.
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Arguments for and against the deportation of Abu Qatada, one of the most publicly debated ECtHR cases.

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EU attempts to brainwash children with 'sinister Soviet-style propaganda' | World | News | Daily Express

EU attempts to brainwash children with 'sinister Soviet-style propaganda' | World | News | Daily Express | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
EURO MPS want to brainwash children with “sinister” Soviet-style propaganda on a new website, it was claimed yesterday.
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An article regarding a proposal for a website by the European Parliament aimed at teaching children about the Parliament.

 

The only person interviewed is UKIP's deputy leader Paul Nuttal who said: “We have seen a profusion of cartoons, comics, schoolbooks and videos from the EU which are aimed at our ­children and are obvious ­propaganda.

 

“People should be aware of this and prevent this stuff coming into their homes and their children’s school. Political propaganda on vulnerable kids is a form of child abuse."

 

A good example of how NOT to write a balanced article.

 

 

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What would happen if the UK withdrew from the European Court of Human Rights?

What would happen if the UK withdrew from the European Court of Human Rights? | The European Court of Human Rights in British Media and Politics | Scoop.it
Despite the Conservatives' hopes, withdrawal from the Strasbourg court is unlikely to make it easier to send foreign criminals back to their home states.
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