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European Court rules whole life tariffs breach human rights

European Court rules whole life tariffs breach human rights

In a ruling this week that has unsurprisingly upset Downing Street, Conservative party backbenchers and right-wing campaigners, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that whole life tariffs as currently handed down by British courts are unlawful. Whilst making it clear that the court was not offering prisoners serving whole life tariffs any imminent…

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Home Secretary Theresa May wants Human Rights Act to be scrapped

Home Secretary Theresa May wants Human Rights Act to be scrapped

It is a matter of historical fact that politicians only ever ask for major legislation to be scrapped in order to give themselves more power. The Home secretary, Theresa may who has revealed herself to be both anti-Europe and anti-civil liberties, has said in the Sunday Telegraph that she wants to scrap the Human Rights…

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