Human Rights ~ Remember the Commission on a British Bill of Rights? - Law and Lawyers 18th December 2012. A Library Note has been issued by the House of Lords in advance of a debate on 20th June about “the report of the Commission on a British Bill of Rights”. The Note contains a brief summary of the development of human rights law in the United Kingdom and previous proposals for a British Bill of Rights, before précising a selection of the findings of the report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights. The Note concludes with an overview of some of the responses to the report.
In the European Court of Human Rights, an application may be rejected if it is 'manifestly ill-founded.' Ever wondered just what this phrase means? Is it possible for a decision that a claim is 'manifestly unfounded' to be made by a majority? The answer to that is YES. Strasbourg Observers consider this in an interesting and useful post. They note - ' ... unlike in judgments – no information is given on the division in the Chamber that delivered these decisions. The decision merely states “manifestly ill-founded, by a majority”, without indicating how many Judges