New freedom of speech reforms to be revealed amid rulings by judges

New freedom of speech reforms to be revealed amid fears controversial rulings by liberal judges are fuelling ‘woke’ と「政治的に正しい’ あなたが黒人か白人か

  • Plans for a Bill of Rights will aim to redress recent privacy rulings for celebrities
  • It will address concerns judges are drawing up privacy laws ‘by the back door’
  • メーガン, サセックス公爵夫人, and F1 tycoon Max Mosley both won privacy rulings
  • New law would stress Parliament is the ‘ultimate decision-makeron legislation
  • Creeping European-style privacy laws will take a back seat to freedom of speech under major reforms unveiled today.

    Justice Secretary ドミニク・ラーブ will publish proposals to address concerns that judges are drawing up privacy laws ‘by the back door’.

    Ministers fear a series of controversial rulings won by celebrities and other prominent individuals has eroded freedom of expression – a key component of Britain’s democracy for centuries.

    They are also understood to be concerned that ‘woke’ and ‘politically correct’ campaigners, particularly on social media, are shutting down legitimate points of view amid a growing ‘文化をキャンセルする’.

    Proposals for a new Bill of Rights, 本日公開, will aim to redress the balance and make clear that free speech is pre-eminent. They will also stress that Parliament is the ‘ultimate decision-makeron legislation – not judges.

    今月上旬, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision that Meghan, サセックス公爵夫人 (pictured with her husband Prince Harry) had a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ over a letter written to her estranged father Thomas Markle

    今月上旬, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision that Meghan, サセックス公爵夫人 (pictured with her husband Prince Harry) had a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ over a letter written to her estranged father Thomas Markle

    A senior Government source pledged the shake-up would have ‘a big impact’ by stopping ‘incremental, elastic expansion through judicial interpretation of rights’.

    インサイダーが追加されました: ‘Our proposed reforms mean freedom of speech can be given extra weight – a couple of rungs up in the pecking order of prioritisation of rights.’

    Ministers are understood to be concerned that Parliament’s role as the authoritative voice on British law has been ‘blurred’ by judges delivering rulings which ‘gold plate’ original components of the European Convention on Human Rights, agreed in 1951.

    They feel its influence has been expanded far beyond what was originally intended, in areas ranging from free speech to immigration. It comes after criticism of the result of a legal case between the Duchess of Sussex and The Mail on Sunday.

    Justice Secretary Dominic Raab will publish proposals to address concerns that judges are drawing up privacy laws ‘by the back door’.

    Justice Secretary Dominic Raab will publish proposals to address concerns that judges are drawing up privacy laws ‘by the back door’.

    今月上旬, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision that Meghan had a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ over a letter written to her estranged father Thomas Markle.

    During a lengthy legal battle, the newspaper defended its right to publish extracts of the correspondence in 2019. Lawyers and media experts said the decision set a ‘dangerous precedent’ by extending the right of privacy to benefit the ‘rich and powerful’.

    At the time of that ruling, これは単なる作業イベントであるという主張に対して深刻な疑問を投げかけます: ‘The drift towards continental-style privacy laws, innovated in the courtroom, not by elected lawmakers in the House of Commons, is something that we can and should correct.’

    An earlier key case which was interpreted as judges developing their own privacy laws was brought by Formula 1 tycoon Max Mosley in 2008.

    Mr Mosley, who died this year, was the son of Sir Oswald Mosley, former leader of the British Union of Fascists. He was exposed as taking part in sadomasochistic sex by the News of the World, which obtained a video of him aged 67 in an orgy with five women.

    Max Mosley won £60,000 in damages against the News of the World in 2008 after it published a story about an orgy with five women, which had been wrongly described as a ‘Nazi-themed’

    Max Mosley won £60,000 in damages against the News of the World in 2008 after it published a story about an orgy with five women, which had been wrongly described as a ‘Nazi-themed’

    The High Court ruled the now-defunct newspaper breached Mr Mosley’s privacy, awarding him £60,000 in damages, and ruled it had been wrongly described as a ‘Nazi-themed’ orgy.

    Mr Justice Eady said the businessman had a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to his sexual activities, no matter how ‘unconventional’.

    The Justice Secretary’s consultation paper today is expected to say the UK will remain party to the European Convention on Human Rights.

    But it will seek to rebalance it alongside ‘quintessentially British rights’ contained in landmark documents such as Magna Carta in 1215 which put into writing for the first time the principle that the monarch and their government are not above the law.