New blog on the Conservative manifesto, human rights and Brexit
A report in the Telegraph suggests that Theresa May is expected to make no mention in the Conservative election manifesto of pulling out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
But BiE's Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos warns that Brexit will cast a long shadow on the ECHR, and that the Conservative Government threat to repeal the human Rights Act has not gone away (Brexit has simply become the key priority for now). He advises that there is no room for complacency for defenders of human rights.
Read the blog post here.
The post was published by the 'UK in a Changing Europe' blog, and was reported in the Financial Times' Brexit briefing.
Dr Giannoulopoulos' research on the Human Rights Act is funded by the Open Society Initiative for Europe (Open Society Foundations). Dr Giannoulopoulos coordinates (with Prof Julian Petley, Brunel University) the 'Knowing our Rights' project which aims to deepen understanding about the operation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the UK.