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If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
17 October 2016
Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM
What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
1 August 2016
Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM
On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
18 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM
European Convention on Human Rights
|This section provides bibliography around one of the seminal works on international human rights law, An International Bill of the Rights of Man by Hersch Lauterpacht (first published in 1945) and its relevance for today's debates on Britain and her relationship to Europe.|
1. POLICY BRIEFING
The brief considers key aspects of the debate on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and British membership thereof. It highlights the reasons for accepting the jurisdiction of the ECHR; the role of the UK in the development of the ECHR; the concerns regarding a transfer of sovereignty; the issues arising from the interpretation of the ECHR by the European Court of Human Rights; the problem of delays in the functioning of the ECHR system
2. BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ONLINE RESOURCES
I. The Book
- Hersch Lauterpacht, An International Bill of the Rights of Man (Oxford University Press 2013)
II. Selected Reviews
- Philip C Jessup, Book Reviews (1945) 39 American Journal of International Law 847
- Herbert W Briggs, Book Reviews (1945-46) 31 Cornell Law Quarterly 255
III. Further literature by and on the Author
- Elihu Lauterpacht, ‘Sir Hersch Lauterpacht: 1897-1960’ (1998) 2 European Journal of International Law 313
- Hersch Lauterpacht, International Law and Human Rights (Stevens & Sons 1950)
- Hersch Lauterpacht, ‘The Law of Nations, the Law of Nature, and the Rights of Man’ (1944) 29 Transactions of the Grotius Society 1
- Hersch Lauterpacht, The Function of the Law in the International Community (Clarendon Press 1933)
- Martti Koskenniemi, ‘The Function of Law in the International Community: 75 Years After’, Keynote Paper, 25th Anniversary Conference of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (Cambridge, 11-12 July 2008).
IV. On Britain and International Human Rights
Commission on a Bill of Rights, A UK Bill of Rights? The Choice Before Us, Volume 1, 18 December 2012
- See especially: Baroness Kennedy QC and Professor Philippe Sands QC, ‘In Defence of Rights’, in Commission on a Bill of Rights, ibid 222.
- Tom McNally, ‘European Convention on Human Rights is Part of Britain's DNA’, The Guardian, 21 November 2010
- AW Brian Simpson, Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention (OUP 2001)
V. News items
- ‘Lord McNally: Coalition Will Never Abolish Human Rights Norms’, The Telegraph, 18 September 2013
- BBC News, British Bill of Rights commission fails to reach agreement, 12 December 2012