Human Rights

The European Convention is no longer fit for purpose. It is time for the Lord Chancellor to enshrine our freedoms in British law

‘Four years of Western inaction in Syria have contributed to the crisis in the Mediterranean. So has our ill-conceived intervention in Libya’

The government now has an opportunity to reform our human rights laws — but progress will be tricky

‘It seems a little early for me to give my trust and travellers cheques to Iran, merely on the promise that the new leader smiles more than the last’

Two rival concepts of liberty have their roots in medieval canon law and Anglo-Saxon England

The MP’s suggestion that I had stolen from his pamphlet rankled. I did nothing of the sort.

‘The European Convention on Human Rights is to a substantial degree a Conservative document. Withdrawal is a bad idea’

‘Temporarily withdrawing from the human rights convention in order to deport Abu Qatada would be absurd’