EU rights rulings having a ‘chilling effect’ on public safety, warns peerApril 21st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): Liberal Democrat peer Lord Carlile has said decisions made under the European Convention on Human Rights have hampered the deportation of people who put the public at risk.
He warned that European judges have put themselves on a “collision course” with the UK parliament over prisoner votes row.
Hitting out in a report by Dominic Raab, the Tory MP, said un-elected and inexperienced European judges risk triggering a constitutional crisis by attacking the will of politicians here.
The Telegraph quoted Raab, as saying that judges at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg were assuming a legislative function that was beyond their agreed powers.
The pair attacked the increasing influence of European human rights laws in a new report for the think tank Civitas, published today.
It comes as tensions intensify between Britain and Strasbourg after the ECHR ruled a blanket ban on prisoners voting was illegal.
Lord Carlile said the European Convention is out of date with “reasonable public expectation” and should be modernized.
The concern follows a series of high profile cases where criminals have prevented their deportation under human rights laws. (ANI)
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