In the Media

The European Court of Human Rights does not undermine democracy

PUBLISHED January 16, 2014

In 1927, the political scientist Harold Laski wrote to Justice Holmes of the United States Supreme Court that English judges were ?vaccinated against the dangers of speculation by their careers at the Bar?. Recent lectures by Lord Sumption, Lord Mance, Lord Judge and Lord Justice Laws show that today?s judges are leading the debate about our complex relationship with the European Court of Human Rights.