UK Should Have Final Say over European Court's Decisions: Justice Secretary

© Fotolia / PixelblissEuropean Court of Human Rights should be an advisory body and its rulings should not be final in the United Kingdom, the country's Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling wrote for Conservative Home.
European Court of Human Rights should be an advisory body and its rulings should not be final in the United Kingdom, the country's Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling wrote for Conservative Home. - Sputnik International
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European Court of Human Rights should be an advisory body and its rulings should not be final in the United Kingdom, the country's Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling wrote for Conservative Home on Friday.

MOSCOW, October 3 (RIA Novosti) - European Court of Human Rights should be an advisory body and its rulings should not be final in the United Kingdom, the country's Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling wrote for Conservative Home on Friday.

"We have all watched frustrated as Labour’s Human Rights Act and rulings by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg encroached on more and more areas of our lives, and supported the rights of the few over the rights of the many. And we have wanted change," Grayling stated.

The secretary of state for justice believes that the rulings of the European Court should have no juridical superiority over UK courts rulings. "Our Supreme Court will always have the final say on human rights cases, and our Parliament will always have the final say on our human rights laws."

According to Grayling, the conservatives-planned British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities could undermine the role of the European Court of Human Rights in the law system of the country.

"Our Bill will break its formal link to UK Courts, so they no longer need to take account of its decisions. That will leave the European Court of Human Rights as only an advisory body in the UK – able to make recommendations to us and no more".

It was reported earlier in September, that the Conservative Party was working on the bill that would abolish the right to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against the decisions made by UK courts.

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