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    UK courts can no longer simply take European Court of Human Rights decisions into consideration, but are effectively bound by them?

    Is this because of the case of Hirst v Uk 2005 and Dicey's doctrine of Parliamentary sovereingty?

    I just read a recent article about prisoners voting rights that said that they can vote, if they have been convicted for les than 4 years. What are your views on this?

    Thanks in advance to anyone who helps me
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    This has always been the case. How can you possibly sign up to something like the European Convention on Human Rights and then simply refuse to abide by it?
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    Of course prisoners should have a vote, either human rights count for everyone, whether we like them or not, or they mean **** all.
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    This has always been the case. How can you possibly sign up to something like the European Convention on Human Rights and then simply refuse to abide by it?
    This. Parliament acted in its sovereign right when it adhered to the rulings of the ECHR years ago, and exercises its sovereign right now by maintaining its decision.

    It could exercise its sovereignty tomorrow by declaring Britain's withdrawal. Just because we accept their rulings does not mean we are no longer sovereign.
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    This has always been the case. How can you possibly sign up to something like the European Convention on Human Rights and then simply refuse to abide by it?
    By being a bit mental and calling yourself Turkey.
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    (Original post by CWallace91)
    Of course prisoners should have a vote, either human rights count for everyone, whether we like them or not, or they mean **** all.
    Like the right to freedom of movement, which whilst in prison they are denied?

    Screw 'em, prisoners shouldn't be able to influence decisions on society whilst they are under punishment - all this does is open up the potential for prisoners to become a target group of voters; now I wonder what they'll want...
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    (Original post by L i b)
    By being a bit mental and calling yourself Turkey.
 
 
 
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