FT post on Theresa May, Hillsborough, human rights law and the politics of superficiality

I have a new post at the Financial Times on how the superficial politics of Theresa May – especially her statements about human rights law – do not match with things such as the new Hillsborough Inquest.

In brief: the new Hillsborough Inquest could not have ranged as widely without Article 2 of the ECHR having effect in domestic law – the same ECHR which May wants the UK to leave.

A couple of excerpts are below:

The post was received well on Twitter.

Lawyer and Rugby legend Brian Moore:

This is a very good piece on Hillsborough, Human Rights and the approach of the Home Secretary.https://t.co/dxosyvEXCh

— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) April 27, 2016

The UK’s leading legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg:

Important point by @DavidAllenGreen about Hillsborough and human rights — which I had not fully appreciated myself: https://t.co/1r4am1tbaM

— Joshua Rozenberg (@JoshuaRozenberg) April 27, 2016

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