European Convention on Human Rights

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This convention was the motivation for the setting up of the European Court of Human Rights.

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) is an international convention to protect human rights and political freedoms in Europe.

Drafted in 1950 by the then newly formed Council of Europe, the ECHR entered into force on 3 September 1953.

The ECHR is enforced by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).[1]

What has the ECHR ever done for us?

After Theresa May says Britain should leave the ECHR, Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani expose the problems in the Conservative Party plan for a UK Bill of Rights. This satirical take on the classic Monty Python sketch asks ‘what has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?’ Apart from the right to a fair trial, freedom from slavery, freedom from torture ...[2]

Monty Python sketch

What has the ECHR ever done for us?


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5G“It is the conclusion of this legal opinion that establishing and activating a 5G-network, as it is currently described, would be in contravention of current human and environmental laws enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, EU regulations, and the Bern- and Bonn-conventions. The reason is the very significant body of scientific documentation available, showing that radio frequent electromagnetic radiation is harmful and dangerous to the health of humans (particularly children), animals and plants.”Christian JensenApril 2019
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