British bill of rights to protect troops

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Measures to safeguard British troops serving abroad from legal actions and stronger protection for freedom of expression will appear in the draft British bill of rights to be published ‘soon’, the lord chancellor has indicated.

Michael Gove (pictured) told a House of Lords committee that the draft bill will not ‘derogate absolutely’ from any European Convention rights. ‘Rather, it may be that we emphasise one right over another.’

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Meanwhile, the prime minister indicated that the bill would establish a body along the lines of Germany’s constitutional court with the power to overturn EU statutes in the UK.

Gove told the Lords EU sub-committee on justice that the bill’s purpose would be to win public support for the concept of human rights. It was a ‘source of regret’ that human rights are ‘seen as something done to British courts as a foreign intervention’.

 

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  • "Gove told the Lords ... It was a ‘source of regret’ that human rights are ‘seen as something done to British courts as a foreign intervention’."

    Maybe he should have a chat with his own party then.

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  • How novel.
    Watch how the Crown Immunity Act was amended so bad lads would not be over protected
    Watch how a few bad lads and the media decide international standards of conduct when dealing with prisoners of war are now old fashioned claptrap after USA has used torture and so why should we restrain ourselves?
    Watch how after decimating the armed forces, the legislature snivels round a few high ranking officers to keep what is left sweet.
    There are always those who regard themselves above the law, so a few more won't hurt will they?

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  • At last some common sense prevails.

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