Monday, 22 May 2017
European Convention on Human Rights: What we know and what we don't know
The levels of lack of awareness about fundamental pieces of legislation is a matter of great concern.
We hear politicians and the mass media mentioning the European Convention on Human rights on a regular basis but how much is known about it?
When it comes to the business of what is legal and what is illegal there is quite a lot of grey areas generated by legislation that is often used to circumvent the European Convention on Human Rights and this is why in certain political sectors there is growing interest in having a British Bill of Rights to deal with the said grey areas.
There is no point in having such important pieces of legislation when the number of loopholes makes it impossible to proceed to its full implementation. Conventions and Treaties end up being no more than the expression of aspirations that cannot be implement in the real world.