Human Rights: Drawing the line
The passage of the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law made the role of the House of Lords legally untenable. The architects of its replacement will have to keep one eye on the Convention to ensure the new Supreme Court does not suffer the same fate, says Sophie Evans
Fourteen centuries of British tradition were erased in a single brushstroke when dramatic changes to the structure of the judiciary were announced this year – not a moment too soon, according to many.
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