Tories Threaten To Quit European Court Of Human Rights – 3 October 2014

RT logoThe UK would quit the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) under a re-elected Tory government unless the British parliament could flout the Court’s judgments at will, it emerged on Friday. The ECHR has protected Europeans’ rights for over 50 years.

Under the radical plans, a majority Tory government would terminate Britain’s allegiance to the Strasbourg-based court by granting Britain’s parliament the capacity to veto ECHR judgments.

The proposals were outlined in a strategy paper published by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling on Friday, which stipulates Westminster should not be legally bound by ECHR rulings.

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