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EU Council warns UK on human rightsMon Nov 21, 2011 2:24PM GMT

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The Council of Europe has warned Britain that the negative coverage of human rights by its media could undermine other countries' commitment to the European Convention on Human Rights.


“If the UK were now to be perceived as calling the convention into question, this could have a negative knock-on effect in other countries,” said Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General the Council of Europe, also the guardian of the European Convention of Human Rights.

His comment comes as British Tory politicians, including Home Secretary Theresa May, are calling for an end to Human Rights Act 1998 that obliges Britain to follow the EU Human Rights Convention.

The critics of the Convention and the HRA 1998 want a British Bill of Rights that cites the limitations the EU imposes on how Britain deals with immigrants, as well as the recent disputes between the European Court of Human Rights and the British justice system over prisoners right to vote, among others.

Jagland made the comments in an interview with the Financial Times during a visit to Britain on Wednesday.

Britain is on the verge of taking on the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of Europe and has pledged to reform the Strasbourg court, so that it shelves most of its 160,000 pile of cases and only focuses on major abuses of human rights.

Jagland said he supports Britain's move to replace the HRA 1998 with a British Bill of Rights as long as the latter does not violate the terms of the EU human rights convention, yet slammed the British media for their damaging reports on the convention.

“If [the bill of rights] is an alternative to the human rights convention, it will be a problem,” Mr Jagland said.

“But if it is about defining the role of the convention in your own system, it is the right thing to do,” he added.
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The british people are sick to death of courts favouring the criminals human rights rather than the victims!!
Time for change, and change will come whether the eu council like it or not...
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This is Human Rights based in freedom of movement throught the EU, nothing more. Britain is attemping to control the influx of Eastern Europeans, and has been for a very long time. However the EU [Brussels has other thinking.The EU's open door policy means most want into the UK to reap the housing, the health care and benefits Britian is a sinking ship. The country really needs to curb the inake. Why! do most want to reside in Britain? because they do not want to live in other European countries because they are not as welcomed or cared for. France especially do not tolerate the influx, so they hope they will get through to the UK. Britain needs to exit the EU,  as the EU have too much control over how the UK run is ruled far too many directives. In fact the UK governemt are just puppets for the EU. Each year appproximately 60000+ file into the country, at the expense of the countries own national, this is not sustainable. East European gangs, mafia, murders and swindlers are running a moke in Britain. Britain needs to make a stand and regain control of its country.

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onceaknight Post time: 2014-8-2 21:04
This is Human Rights based in freedom of movement throught the EU, nothing more. Britain is attempin ...

Britain has human rights lawyers who interpret EU law to the letter...

While the rest of the EU are batting for their own Countries-on the 'make' lawyers here are stuffing us any way they can..
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jordan_c_fan Post time: 2014-8-11 09:19
The EU has more violation than UK .

I propose the HR lawyers have the useless s.cumbags they represent and make money from living in THEIR neighbourhood.
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Post time 2014-12-30 14:08:45 |Display all floors
Human rights??? in the UK????

That is rich.

Next you're gonna try and tell me that US citizens also have such rights. Well, they have the right to remain silent as they are choked, beaten, shot, or flash-bombed by the wonderful American police.

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