Mistaken links between the EU and the European Convention on Human Rights could be one factor that sees the UK losing out on these vital supranational laws.
Scots law offers three possible verdicts: guilty, not guilty and not proven.
Despite its controversial nature, new research into the not proven verdict shows it helps juries ascribe guilt more adequately.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at the UN Security Council.
Despite its reputation, Russia has contributed much more to international law than it's sometimes given credit for.
German prisoners of war helped to construct the road leading to Wembley stadium in 1948.
... and why their treatment angered human rights campaigners at the time.
Winston Churchill was a strong proponent of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The Conservative party manifesto's repudiation of the ‘libertarian right’ bodes ill for the European Court of Human Rights.
Anders Breivik during the appeal hearing in January.
A Norwegian appeal court has ruled that the mass murderer's human rights are not being violated by the conditions of his imprisonment.
The Libyan rebel leader Abdel Hakim Belhaj who has won the right to sue former British foreign secretary Jack Straw.
Three key rulings by the UK Supreme Court and their legal implications.
The Norwegian government wants the right to keep Anders Behring Breivik i solitary confinement.
The European Court of Human Rights will consider whether Breivik's human rights have been violated by his solitary detention.
British soldiers on the outskirts of Basra in 2007.
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The UK government plans to suspend parts of the European Convention on Human Rights in future conflicts.
All together now.
Nicola Sturgeon's 'named person' plan for supporting children is a good idea with a major flaw.
Don’t turn off the lights.
It is no threat to UK sovereignty and protects vulnerable citizens – so why replace the Human Rights Act?
May: Brexit from the ECHR.
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The home secretary is campaigning against Brexit, but with a caveat.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove is overseeing human rights reform.
The Conservatives have got it half-right by seeking to repeal the Human Rights Act. Too bad they want to replace it with something almost as unhelpful.
Legal folly and un-Conservative.
Cameron backs down on plans to cut ties with Europe to avoid a backbench revolt -- but this isn't over.
Proud justice. But for how long?
Citizens need to be able to seek remedies for breaches of human rights in our own courts.
Found at sea.
You'd think that the "conscience of Europe" would strive to protect migrants' human rights.
North Korea is in a human rights spat with the US.
North Korea is outraged over an upcoming conference in Washington DC about its human rights abuses, to which it has not been invited. Pyongyang strongly denies that it has been alienating the human rights…
What has it done for you lately? Well, quite a lot actually.
It is bitterly ironic that in this, the 800th anniversary year of Magna Carta, there are threats from the UK to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights. This convention is Europe’s own Magna…
William III’s ascent to the throne spurred the genesis of human rights.
David Cameron is riding into the 2015 election campaign with a promise to finally fulfil one of the Conservatives’ 2010 manifesto commitments: to repeal the 1998 Human Rights Act, restore the sovereignty…
Listen Europe, I’ve got a bone to pick with you.
David Cameron has nailed his colours to the mast by promising to create a British bill of rights. His intention is clear – the Human Rights Act will be abolished and the UK will abandon the European Convention…