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    The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights said Friday that there were major inconsistencies between British media reporting on European Court of Human Rights judgments, and factual statistics regarding those judgments.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) In its seventh session report, the committee stated a need to “draw to Parliament’s attention the wide discrepancy between some of the media coverage of the statistics about judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the facts as contained in the statistics themselves.”

    Several stories published in UK media in recent years covering Human Rights Court judgments have claimed that the United Kingdom loses the majority of cases in the institution.

    “In fact, the proportion of cases which the UK loses in the European Court of Human Rights is not 75% or 60%, as these press stories claimed, but closer to 1%,” the report reads.

    UK media did not take into account that a large number of applications to the court are rejected, the committee said.

    The parliamentary report also noted that the number of human rights court judgments finding violations by the United Kingdom has been declining.


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