Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The U.K. and the European Court of Human Rights

BBC Radio 4's programme Today has two stories today about the European Court of Human Rights and the United Kingdom. The first explains that David Cameron wants 'greater leeway' from the ECHR. Included is a presentation of some of the more memorable decisions of the Court followed by discussion proposals for reform to deal with its massive backlog of cases. 8min55sec The second asks "Should the ECHR do less?" and gets the views of Conservative MP Martin Vickers and human rights lawyer and Labour peer Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. 5min28sec no transcripts