The General Election and human rights
6 May 2010
The UK General Election takes place today. For the 38% of voters who may yet still change their minds, below are our previous posts on the General Election 2010 and human rights:
- Promises: The three main parties have set out their stalls on human rights in their manifestos
- Goodbye HRA? The Human Rights Act may not survive the election, but he president of the Supreme Court believes it is probably here to stay no matter the politics.
- Bill of rights? We may end up with a Bill of Rights, somewhere in the UK at least, but in any event we have an old one to protect MPs. The Lawyer analyses the Tory proposals.
- No vote for prisoners: Prisoners and ex convicts in the UK are still disenfranchised but prisoners may be entitled to compensation as a result.
- Our vote or our DNA: The DNA database was briefly a political hot potato during the campaign,