Richard Ekins 14 February 2019 11:25 AM 14 February 2019 11:25 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Faced with the prospect of the UK’s departure from the EU, some Britons are contemplating urgent measures, whether applying for an Irish passport or migrating to New Zealand. Nothing wrong with either, of course, but the latter is an odd reaction. After all, one of the implications of Brexit is that it restores the fundamental similarity between the structure of government in the UK and New Zealand, the last two bastions of the Westminster constitution. In both countries, parliamentary sovereignty is fundamental and judges do not reign supreme. EU membership has long complicated this picture, with the UK subject to binding European law, enforced by the confident and inscrutable – not to mention largely unaccountable – Court of Justice. Whatever consequences Brexit may have for economic growth and trade policy, the constitutional … [Read more...] about Why Brexit won’t lead to a bonfire of human rights
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According to Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, the European Council may soon have to deal with Ruxit. Jagland visited Helsinki on November 8, 2018. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today On Wednesday, Finland begun its presidency of the Committee of Ministers. It’s the highest decision-making body of the Council of Europe (CoE). Click to find out more. Earlier in November, Foreign Minister Timo Soini met with Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in Helsinki, and we attended their joint press conference to learn more about the subjects revolving around the presidency. We had learned previously that CoE doesn’t have binding powers in the EU, but instead plays a key role in promoting human rights and democracy and helps its 47 member states comply with its principles.The council is dependent on its member states for funding. But at the press conference, it became clear that Russia—who has been a member of CoE since … [Read more...] about Finland Begins Presidency of European Council – Wants to Brace Human Rights But May Have to Deal With Ruxit
Those who hoped that the UK’s Brexit negotiations might be drawing to a close with the publication of the withdrawal agreement will have been disappointed by the political declaration that accompanied it. It shows the terms of our future relationship with Brussels have so far only been discussed in very broad terms. Among the many issues still to be resolved is the question of future extradition arrangements. Inside the EU, these are currently governed by the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), the fast-track procedure rushed into force in 2004 during the war on terror. By applying the principle of mutual recognition between EU states, the EAW has reduced the expense and time involved in extradition proceedings. Courts are expected to treat the rulings of their EU counterparts as their own, allowing extradition to take place without prima facie evidence, executive approval or a full examination of the facts. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an … [Read more...] about ‘We aren’t talking enough about the threat Theresa May’s Brexit deal poses to human rights’
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James Forsyth 24 November 2018 9:46 AM 24 November 2018 9:46 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The most contentious part of Theresa May’s Brexit deal are the Northern Ireland specific provisions of the backstop. These would see various EU rules and regulations apply in Northern Ireland even after the UK has left the EU. If they came into force, they would create—in some areas—a kind of regulatory border in the Irish Sea. But, as I say in The Sun this morning, these provisions might be illegal under European Human Rights law. A case in 1999 brought against the UK government, the Matthews case, at the European Court of Human Rights established that people have a right to vote in elections to the parliaments that set their laws. Under the backstop, the European parliament would help decide the law in Northern Ireland but without any representation for the people of Northern Ireland. I understand that the government’s … [Read more...] about Is the backstop vulnerable to challenge under human rights law?