There is a strong dose of late 1940s exceptionalism still evident in British political culture. It may yet cause the country to leave the Council of Europe, opting out completely from the European Convention. Read more in Chapter 11.
One of the most interesting features of the Human Rights Act when you get to grips with it is how its protection extends in more important ways to every one of us. Read more in Chapter 10.
If the Human Rights Act is not the evil product that its fantasist critics say it is, then what exactly is it doing in truth? Read more in Chapter 9.
The Human Rights Act is far more benign in its protection of the powerful than you could ever imagine from the criticisms that it receives. Read more in Chapter 8.
The European Court of Human Rights is intensely maligned but what are the true facts about its operation and its relationship with the Human Rights Act? Read more in Chapter 7.
The Human Rights Act does not allow “judicial vandalism” in the name of human rights – another myth about judges’ power that we challenge here. Read more in Chapter 6.
The Human Rights Act is often assumed to have undermined or even destroyed parliamentary sovereignty, but this is by no means the full or even a remotely accurate reading of what it really entails. Read more in Chapter 5.