Richard III reburial plans breach human rights, say descendants – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2013 in burials and cremation, human rights, judicial review, news by tracey

“Fifteen living relatives of the monarch, the last English king to die in battle almost 500 years before the European convention on human rights came into force, are threatening to launch a legal challenge seeking the Richard III’s reburial in York Minster, rather than the proposed Leicester Cathedral. An application for judicial review is to be lodged by lawyers in Leeds on behalf of the Plantagenet Alliance to bring the action against the Ministry of Justice, which granted the archaeological excavation licence to Leicester University, the Guardian reported.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013