Ken Clarke v The European Court

Ken Clark, the Justice Secretary, speaking at the Council of Europe on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights said that the court should have greater regard for the decisions of domestic courts.

Clark said, ‘The UK has always been a strong supporter of the ECtHR. But at times the court has been rather too ready to substitute its own judgment for that of national courts, without giving enough weight to the strength of the domestic legal system, or allowing for genuine differences of national approach.'

The UK is ...

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