What has the ECHR ever done for us?

On the 25th April, The Guardian published a “satirical” short video starring Patrick Stewart inspired by the classic Monty Python sketch, and designed to highlight Theresa May’s plan for a British Bill of Rights.

The clear message is that Britain should remain bound by the European Convention on Human Rights and Theresa May should be stopped in her tracks.

Yet while this latter point cannot be doubted, the question remains, “what has the ECHR ever done for us?” The European Convention on Human Rights is an international treaty drafted in 1950 by the pre-EU Council of Europe.


source: http://www.theguardian.com/culture/video/2016/apr/25/patrick-stewart-sk… and http://www.ukcolumn.org/blogs/what-has-european-convention-human-rights-ever-done-us accessed 16/06/2017

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