European Court of Human Rights

Why the European Court of Human Rights needs reform

The quarrel in the U.K. over the European Convention on Human Rights must puzzle Americans. Britain's government has just announced plans to remove the power of the European Court of Human Rights, which enforces the convention, to say what's lawful in the U.K. If these plans go through, the country's own parliament and supreme court would once again be, you know, supreme. Critics of this change say it would make Britain a pariah state, roughly on a par with Belarus.
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