The Andrew Mitchell case is not isolated, and there are grounds for a Royal Commission Few who spend time in British courts wait long before coming across cases where the police have misrepresented, or made up, or suppressed evidence Photo: Getty… Read More ›
The majority of people convicted for the first time of violent crime are walking free, new figures show Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, has pledged to toughen up community sentences as part of his “rehabilitation revolution” Photo: JULIAN SIMMONDS FOR THE… Read More ›
Calls grow to boycott ‘toxic’ human rights court – Life in Jail may be to harsh a punishment for killing people?
A major revolt against Europe’s influence over British affairs was triggered tonight after judges in Strasbourg ruled that “life means life” sentences given to the most heinous criminals breach their human rights. (From left) Jeremy Bamber was jailed for life… Read More ›
Prisoners to get the vote regardless, Government human rights adviser says: European Court overrules British Sovereignty
Prisoners will get the vote regardless of David Cameron’s concerns, according to a Government human rights adviser. Lord Lester, a leading member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights as well as the Bill of Rights Commission, told The Daily… Read More ›
The Tories will go into the next election promising a new relationship with the European Court of Human Rights after rows over prisoner voting and foreign criminals, the Justice Secretary has said. Mr Grayling has suggested the Conservatives will loosen… Read More ›