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Human Rights Law Module 1: Fail

A parliament in a democratic country disagrees with a bunch of unelected judges. This, apparently, is the behaviour of a military dictatorship.

Only dictators defy European rights law, judge tells Britain
Europe’s most senior judge faced fierce criticism last night after suggesting that Britain would resemble a 1960s Greek dictatorship if it denied prisoners the vote and ignored human rights rulings.

From a failed law student, or reality-challenged ukuncut protester, you could dismiss this sort of idiocy. However, a qualified and experienced judge really ought to know the difference between a military junta and the one of the world’s oldest parliamentary democracies, don’t you think?

At least he doesn’t have to pass judgement on matters of human righ … oh.

Only dictators defy European rights law, judge tells Britain

Europe’s most senior judge faced fierce criticism last night after suggesting that Britain would resemble a 1960s Greek dictatorship if it denied prisoners the vote and ignored human rights rulings.

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