European Court of Human Rights
Britian is the worst country in Europe for human rights violations in the European Court
Three out of 4 Human Rights Cases bought before the European Court go against the UK. The number of judgements made against the UK is 271, against only 86 in which the UK Government was successful. In a further 50 cases before the European Court the UK reached a settlement with the claimant typically agreeing to pay out in return for an agreement to drop the case.
In the 1980's, the average number of cases concerning UK human rights violations was 2.6 per year.
In the 1990's, it became 7.8 per Year.
From 2000, it almost tripled to 29.3 cases per year.
In 1998 the european commissioners were so concerned that human rights violations were not being referred to the ECHR by the british courts. The commissioners realised that many cases against Britain were in fact against the courts and the British Justice System, in particular illegal gagging orders, and liable cases, where the UK courts handed down judgements against victims who had the right of freedom of expression under article 10 of the European Human Rights Convention.
More importantly many cases against the UK and the British Judicial System were to do with violations under Article 6 of the European Convention - Which is failing to give victim a a and proper hearing in a proper court of law.
The European Judges and Commissioners were so concerned in the manner in which British Victims were being blocked by the so called British Judiciary from bringing violations cases to the ECHR, that the commissioners changed the rules in 1998 to allow individuals to take their cases directly to the ECHR rather than having to have leave to do so through the British Courts.
Mr David Cameron has been making representations to Strasbourg, calling for rule changes which would stop the ECHR being able to deal with cases if they have already been dealt with by the national courts, thus taking us back to the position before 1998, where the UK Courts , Judges and the British Government had a free hand to violate the human rights of british nationals.
One of the worst cases of this type of violation, where British People should have the right for Freedom of Expression, and the Right to a Fair and Proper levelled playing field in the British Courts, was the McDonalds Liable Action - Click Here
Mr David Cameron is fully aware that something is not right in the state of Britain. However he would sooner allow all the misconduct and misfeasance to continue along with violations of people human rights especially since it is his government being help responsible by the European Court. To see a brilliant piece of investigative journalism with regards to Mr Cameron's Big Society - Click Here