Lawcast 178: Carl Gardner on the prisoner votes issue and where we go now
Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, ex government lawyer, barrister, and author of The Head of Legal blog about the vote in the House of Commons yesterday on prisoner votes.
The Sun’s headline screamed this morning… IT’S UP EURS!….and we had the spectacle yesterday of 234 lawmakers voting to break the law (the European convention law that is….and defy the European Court of Justice)….as The Sun said…. “REMEMBER the date. Thursday, February 10, 2011 was the day Britain’s Parliament finally stood up to Europe over human rights madness.”
We look at the vote, what the government could do now and the reality of ‘thinking the unthinkable’ and come out of The European Convention and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights
Withdrawal from the European court of human rights is not a legal problem
Criticisms of the Policy Exchange report distracts from legitimate points made in a political debate masquerading as a legal one
Lawcast 169: Prisoner votes – An analysis of Hirst and Frodl with Carl Gardner
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