There will be an increased security presence in Brighton today as representatives of 47 member nations from the Council of Europe gather to discuss reform of the European Court of Human Rights.
The Justice Secretary Ken Clark is hoping to reduce the number of cases which go to Strasbourg by asking all countries in the EU to consider human rights implications at a national level.
David Cameron has called for the less interference from the EU in British judicial proceedings.
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