UK urges rights court reform

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke will chair a Council of Europe meeting in Brighton that is looking at ways to reform the European Court of Human Rights.

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Court changes offer 'increased impunity to rights abusers', warns Amnesty

Tara Lyle, policy adviser at Amnesty International, warned:

These changes might allow Britain greater autonomy in a handful of cases that have gone against it, but they will also offer increased impunity to human rights abusers across Europe.

Ken Clarke is so insistent that Britain should not be obliged to put up with interference from Strasbourg that he is willing to reduce the scrutiny of decisions made in domestic courts across Europe.

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