On Fri, 27 Apr 2001 anton.mckee at broadcom.ie wrote:
> This may (or may not) have the effect of forcing parliament to
> redraft the act. However until such time as the do the RIP act
> still stands and you can be convicted under it.
indeed. you are governed by the legislation in your land. the
legislation in your land is governed by EU directives and the EU
Convention on HR.
> between a statute and the Human rights act, the courts can only issue
> a declaration of incompatibility. The conflicting statue is still
indeed, but the individual still has recourse to the EUCourtHR, which
ultimately (i believe) does have the power to say "the law in your
country is wrong".
course none of us are lawyers AFAIK. but that still doesn't mean we
can't look at the convention and make an intelligent consideration
that perhaps we do have a grounds to complain if a govt. tries to
foist laws like RIP in the UK on us.
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