Human rights are often criticized for being undemocratic and obstructing government, but that’s exactly why they’re necessary.
Freedom from torture is one of the most universally recognised human rights. Torture is considered so barbaric and incompatible with civilised society that it cannot be tolerated. Torturers are seen as the ‘enemy of … Continued
Lord Neuberger, the Supreme Court president, has warned that coverage of the Brexit case risked undermining the “rule of law”. He was referring to criticism by some tabloid newspapers of the three … Continued
We all know the UK is a democratic country and we can often take that meaning for granted. On International Democracy Day, Jay Crush looks at what it means to … Continued
Today is an important day in British history. Whichever way the referendum to leave or stay in the EU goes, British politics and society will be massively affected as the … Continued
Theresa May spoke out. Then the Attorney General had to answer an urgent question in Parliament. Michael Gove chipped in. We’re all a bit confused about the Government’s plans for human rights … Continued
This week, Justice Secretary Michael Gove gave some more information about the government’s long-awaited (and much delayed) plan to repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of … Continued