European Institutions

  • Telegraph Praises Tory Plan for Human Rights Reform

    October 08, 2014

    An editorial in The Telegraph applauds U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Government for plans to replace the country's Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in response to the transformation of the European Convention on Human Rights "into a weapon of judicial activism."

  • U.K. Conservatives Announce Plans for Bill of Rights

    October 03, 2014

    The British Conservative Party has released a strategy document outlining how, by repealing the U.K. Human Rights Act and replacing it with a British Bill of Rights, the party would restore sovereignty to the U.K. Parliament and supremacy to the U.K. Supreme Court.

  • Lord Judge: ECHR Cannot Override Parliamentary Supremacy

    October 02, 2014

    Recently retired Lord Chief Justice Judge writes that "it would be a negation of the democratic process" if the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR"), as a group of unelected judges, had authority to override British sovereignty by binding the U.K. Parliament to act.

  • Report Finds Financial Benefit from U.K. Exit from EU

    October 01, 2014

    A report from the U.S.-based Heritage Foundation finds that a British exit from the EU and signing of a trade deal with the U.S. would boost the U.K. economy by £10 billion.

  • EU Countries Warn U.K. over Payment of Unemployment Benefits

    October 01, 2014

    A group of fellow EU member states have accused the British Government of refusing to pay unemployment benefits to people who had worked in the U.K. but had returned to their home countries after losing their jobs, raising the possibility that these countries may seek action on the issue by the European Commission.

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