Gearty, Conor (2011) Human rights issues are high on the policy agenda in the UK today and the public are keener than ever to discuss these. A recognition that this discussion is moving online and involves a wide range of people is vital if we are to successfully thrash out the issues on rights. British Politics and Policy at LSE (16 Feb 2011) Blog Entry.
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Last week MPs debated prisoners’ voting rights and voted overwhelmingly to continue to exclude them from voting and this week the Protection of Freedoms bill was introduced in order to ‘safeguard civil liberties and reduce the burden of government intrusion into the lives of individuals’: human rights are under discussion and under threat in the UK at every turn argues Conor Gearty, but as his new online project shows, the public are keener than ever to engage in important and topical debates about the right future for human rights.
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