In this podcast, the spotlight falls on British media anger towards the European Court of Human Rights.
A recent article headlined ‘Europe’s War On British Justice,’ published in one daily newspaper, described the court’s judges as making “a relentless attack on British laws laid down over centuries by parliament.”
Elsewhere, the Court has been accused of “mission creep” and criticised for becoming a small claims complaints tribunal.
Adam Wagner, founding editor of the UK Human Rights blog, discusses the background to this media outcry and examines the case for changes to the workings of the European Court.
Clare Ovey, a Court lawyer, joins the debate to explain how the institution is moving forward with its reform agenda.
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