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Tories plan human rights challenge
« on: July 17, 2014, 02:12:36 AM »
This may seem the usual boring crap, but it is hugely significant as an indicator that the UK is more likely to break ties with the EU.

The Conservatives have drawn up plans designed to limit the power of the European Court of Human Rights and to reassert the sovereignty of Parliament.

David Cameron has been presented with the proposals that would mean Parliament decided what constitutes a breach of human rights.

Strasbourg rulings on issues like votes for prisoners have angered many Tories.

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, sacked in the reshuffle, is thought to have warned against the planned change.

BBC political editor Nick Robinson said a report written by a working group of Conservative lawyers predicts the so-called British Bill of Rights could force changes in the way the Strasbourg court operates.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28339686
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