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Leave the European Human Rights Act 1998

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Leave the European Human Rights Act 1998

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Before this act, cases were to be presided over by the European court of human rights in Strasbourg.

Domestic courts in the UK could not hear cases because, under the UK's dualist system of law, the convention remained an international treaty with no domestic effect.

In 1997 the Labour government incorporated the convention into domestic law.

Result? Known terrorists not being allowed to be deported and much other foolishness that we can read about every day.

Common Sense and natural justice has died and Lawyers have cleaned up...such as but not exclusively Cherie Blair's firm Matrix...


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