European Convention on Human Rights

Kicking criminals is easy, but who will speak up for the accused?

16 August 2019 14:15

Victims Commissioner Vera Baird says the ‘double jeopardy’ rule – which prevents a person being tried for the same offence twice…

It’s time to drop the British Bill of Rights for good

3 September 2016 11:00

The Government plans to scrap plans to scrap plans to scrap the Human Rights Act. Here we go again. Following…

Cameron the cautious PM clashes with May and Gove over human rights

1 June 2015 7:21

David Cameron is by instinct not a radical leader. We have another example of his preference to keep the boat steady in today’s Telegraph, which…

What Michael Gove told his civil servants

17 May 2015 13:18

Michael Gove has been keeping a relatively low profile since being made Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor last weekend. I…

The “bedroom tax” judgment has implications far beyond bedrooms

30 July 2013 12:17

The High Court has rejected the “bedroom tax” claimants’ case. In a ruling issued earlier this morning, Lord Justice Laws said that…

Tory backbenchers wanted to talk as much about Strasbourg as they did about Jordan following Theresa May's statement on Abu Qatada today. Picture: Getty

Wisecracking May announces new treaty with Jordan for Qatada deportation

24 April 2013 14:02

So in spite of great excitement beforehand, Theresa May didn’t confirm that the UK will seek a temporary withdrawal from…

How far will the government go to deport Abu Qatada?

24 April 2013 12:21

This morning, after the Sun and the Mail reported that ministers might go as far as to leave the European…

Reform human rights to save human rights

3 April 2013 17:31

The European Convention of Human Rights is developed and interpreted as times change; but is there a democratic imbalance when…

The British Prime Minister’s insignificance

27 March 2013 22:56

Here is David Cameron’s problem in a nutshell. During his immigration speech on Monday he said: ‘Put simply when it…

Theresa May today announced that Gary McKinnon will not face extradition to the US. Picture: Getty

May blossoms

9 March 2013 18:08

The question about Theresa May has always been what does she believe? Well, today in the widest-ranging speech of her…

Theresa May and Chris Grayling signal bold new Tory direction on the ECHR

2 March 2013 22:56

Tonight brings two major developments in terms of Tory policy on the European Convention on Human Rights and the European…