Thursday, 29 January 2009

Hedge Funds Claiming Human Rights

Responding to the increasing deployment of creative human rights arguments in commercial cases, Afua Hirsch offers a rare criticism of the Human Rights Act from the centre-left in The Guardian.

Hirsch argues:

'There seems something deeply counter-intuitive about this incarnation of human rights claims, rooted not in protecting such sacred freedoms as the right to life or a private and family life, but mitigating loss of profit ...

Maybe when they said the Human Rights Act was capable of being a "villain's charter", they weren't so wrong after all.'

Read the full article here.


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