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November 30 2021
WE ARE A MAGAZINE ABOUT LAW AND JUSTICE | AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO

Raab promises to ‘correct’ European human rights rulings

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Raab promises to ‘correct’ European human rights rulings

Dominic Raab has stated that he will legislate to ‘correct’ court rulings in human rights cases undertaken by the European Court of Human Rights that go against the government. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, he said that he was creating a mechanism that allows ministers to bring forward ad hoc legislation to ‘correct’ court judgments, whether passed by the ECHR in Strasbourg or by UK judges, which he regards as creating new law through ‘judicial legislation’ rather than the decisions of elected politicians. ‘We want the Supreme Court to have a last word on interpreting the laws of the land, not the Strasbourg court,’ Raab told The Telegraph further stating that he would work to ‘protect and preserve the prerogatives of [the British] parliament from being whittled away by judicial legislation, abroad or indeed at home’.

He further stated: ‘We will get into the habit of legislating on a more periodic basis and thinking about the mechanism for that.’ ‘Where there have been judgments that  -albeit properly and duly delivered by the courts – we think are wrong, the right thing is for parliament to legislate to correct them,’ Raab said.

Many legal experts have responded with criticism against Raab. Former head of the government’s legal service, Jonathan Jones, claimed that the deputy prime minister’s proposals were ‘muddled’ and a professor of public law at Cambridge University Mark Elliot said they were ‘deeply troubling’ and that his suggestions seek to undermine basic standards of good governance.

David Lammy, Labour’s shadow justice secretary, has accused Mr Raab of resurrecting historic Tory assaults on human rights legislation as a way of diverting attention from the dire state of the criminal justice system under his watch. He stated that ‘rape convictions are at historic lows and women are rapidly losing faith in the criminal justice system, while record backlogs have eft the courts at breaking point’. ‘And yet the priority for Dominic Raab seems to be undermining vital human rights legislation that protects us all. Instead of trying to weaken the rule of law, the Tories need to set out how they plan to fix the chaos they have created in the justice system.’

Earlier this month Raab had announced his plan to ‘overhaul’ the Human Rights Act at the Tory Party conference in order to reduce the amount of influence that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has over British legislation.

5 responses to “Raab promises to ‘correct’ European human rights rulings”

  1. KEVIN CASEY says:

    TOTAL POPPY COCK OF A GOVERMENT GUILTY OF MISLEADING THE PEOPLE SINCE THE DAYS OF THE SLAVE TRADE ACT 1788 ,WHERE AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT SLAVERY IS A CRIME WAS CONVEYED TO THE PUBLIC AS LAW ,LEX INJUSTA NON EST LEX T,A BAD LAW IS NO LAW THUS NO ACT IS LAW WHEN CONVEYED BY A PARLIAMENT A CRIMINAL ORGANISATION CLAIMING AUTHORITY OPENLY DEALING IN CRIME

  2. KEVIN CASEY says:

    THE SIPHONING OFF OF PUBLIC FUNDS INTO OFF SHORE TRUSTS, THEN RESURFACING BACK TO THE PUBLIC AS LOANS,CRIMINAL BY GOVERMENT

  3. KEVIN CASEY says:

    THE LEGAL SYSTEM IS AN AFRONT TO LAW THE INNS OF COURT, MUST BE DISMANTLED DUE TO THE SUPPORT OF LEGISLATURE THAT WAS APPLIED TO UPHOLD MASS GENOCIDE IE SLAVERY AND THE SCALPING ACT,THE LEGAL SYSTEM OF ENGLAND IS OUT OF DATE AND ENTRENCHED IN CORRUPTION WITH THE BLOOD OF HUMANS ON THIER HANDS ,THE DPP AND CPS MUST BE DISMANTLED AND REPLACED WITH A MODERN APPROACH TO THE PREVENTION OF CRIME ALL CRIME IS BASED ON BRAIN WASHING A MEANSTO GAIN ACCESS TO PUBLIC FUNDS AT EXORBITANT RATES BY THOSE THAT ARE GULTY OF REGIS CIDE AND DIGGING UP CORPSES GIVING THEM A TRIAL AND THEN HANGING DRAWING AND QUARTERING A CORPSE ,THE LEGACY OF PARLIAMENT AND THE INNS OF COURT

  4. KEVIN CASEY says:

    LEGAL PRIVELAGE HAS TO BE STOPPED , ACCOUNTABILITY OF THOSE PARTICIPATING IN TAINTING TARNISHING MISLEADING MISREPRESENTING FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACCESSING PUBLIC FUNDS AT EXORBITANT UNJUST RATES ,ERADICATE THE WITNESS BOX , ENTRAPMENT MUST BE RECOGNISED

  5. KEVIN CASEY says:

    NO MODERATION , WORDS OF THE SEXPISTOLS
    RES IPSA LOQUITOR

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