Thursday, 1 July 2010

Supreme Court with Low Confidence

I have written a piece for Con Home on yesterday's human rights ruling by the new Supreme Court - relating to the scope of human rights on the battlefield.

One of the advantages I see in a Supreme Court, is that it have the final say on human rights matters. There is no reason - legal or otherwise - why the Law Lords should abdicate decisions to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

You can read the piece here.


Lady Stum said...

I think Soldiers should have the same rights as the citizens they defend. Extending these rights to our soliders would hopefully drive up standards. The armed forces have been woefully negleted under successive governments, because I suppose legislation allows this.

Dom Raab said...

Soldiers already have the same rights as any other citizen. I would question whether expanding human rights, so that even more people sue government for its failings is a sensible use of resources - that might otherwise be spent correcting the failings themselves.

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