Post Tagged with: "European Union"

What Do We Do About Prisoner Voting?

What Do We Do About Prisoner Voting?

October 25, 2013 at 9:30 am 0 comments

by Peter Smith: Parliament has a choice: amend the blanket ban or defy the European Court of Human Rights. A constitutional show-down is almost inevitable. Lest anyone thought the problem of the blanket ban on prisoner voting had gone away, the UK Supreme Court this week reminded politicians that they […]

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European Court Leads Europe Closer Towards a Right to be Killed

European Court Leads Europe Closer Towards a Right to be Killed

May 21, 2013 at 3:00 am 0 comments

by Paul Coleman: For several decades the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has taken an evolutive approach to the meaning of the European Convention on Human Rights, and the notion that the Convention is “a living instrument” now appears to be uncontested. Nevertheless, the Court’s evolutive approach towards assisted […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Censored’ by Paul Coleman

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Censored’ by Paul Coleman

January 18, 2013 at 4:30 am 0 comments

by Peter Smith Censored: How European “hate speech” laws are threatening freedom of speech By Paul Coleman Kairos Publications, €9.90/ $13.25 164 pages Available in hardcopy & ebook The residual philosophical position taken today about free speech – what can be said, when, and to whom –  is that anything […]

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Aggressive Secularism at the Heart of the EU

Aggressive Secularism at the Heart of the EU

November 14, 2012 at 10:11 am 0 comments

by Paul Coleman “A secular society is not an anti-religious one. Rather, it is one where fundamental beliefs that we disagree about – beliefs that provide strong motivation to some but mean little or nothing to those who do not hold them – are left aside in public debate about […]

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