“Which of these rights, I ask, would we wish to discard? Are any of them trivial, superfluous, unnecessary? Are any them un-British?”
That was Lord Bingham, the late former chief of the Law Lords (so the highest judge in the land) in a speech he gave in 2009. It’s an important question. So we made it easy for you to answer it, by translating the main European Convention Rights into plain English in a new page.
So go on, you can find it here. Oh, and because it’s RightsInfo, you get some lovely illustrations too.
We’re into plain-English on RightsInfo, so after the text of the articles of the Convention, each of which protects a basic human right, you will see a simple explanation of what the right means.
Oh, and if you want to find out how this stuff works in practice, check this out. It’s pretty whizzy.