Prisoner votes: Strasbourg should give way to national independence – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2012 in constitutional law, courts, elections, human rights, news, parliament, prisons by sally

“The constitutional crisis predicted for years by Professor Vernon Bogdanor is upon us. He warned that the human rights reforms of the 1990s created a potential conflict between the sovereignty of parliament and the rule of law. ‘What happens if there is a clash between the two principles?’ he asked in his Magna Carta lecture of 2006. A very senior judge to whom he had posed the conundrum had replied ‘That is a question that ought not to be asked.'”

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The Guardian, 29th October 2012