Monday, February 7, 2011
European Court of Human Rights review urged by Policy Exchange, they want human rights replaced by ‘privileges’ bestowed by politicians
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that prisoners should be giving the right to vote in elections.
I agree with the Court, they are right in their judgement.
However, Policy Exchange director Neil O'Brien takes a different view.
He and the right wing think tank's he works for are calling for the government to cut ties with the European Court of Human Rights.
They don’t like the decision.
It boils down to a simple issue, should people be treated equally?
It seems that the political class don’t think so.
Their take on events is that human rights should only be granted if they approve.
That is not how human rights work.
Policy Exchange director Neil O'Brien then comes out with a bizarre statement when he literally mocks the judges of what he implies are lesser countries of the European Union like Andorra and San Remo.
Liberal Democrat peer Alex Carlile, who has advised the Government on terror legislation says there is need for reform.
However, Carlile doesn’t cover himself in glory.
Take the time to listen to this video; it flags up why there is a need for The European Court of Human Rights.
You can have your human rights provided that the political class approve, they want to take rights away and replace them with ‘privileges’ bestowed by them.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University