Tag : human rights

Big Debate: Ballots Behind Bars

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Despite pressure from the European Court to enfranchise prisoners, David Cameron continues to dismiss the idea. This week Big Debate asks, should prisoners have the right to vote? YES:Tim Hakki David Cameron’s refusal to allow prisoners the vote in accordance with the European Court of Human Rights is just another … Read More

Injustice: Clive Stafford Smith at Ilkley Literature Festival

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When I was on my way to a talk by the human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith OBE, my head conjured up the image of a suited Mark Darcy-style figure. However, this was soon quashed by the man in jeans and a t-shirt who sat cross-legged on the edge of … Read More