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Austria Is Concerned About UK´s Human Rights Reform

Published: March 14, 2012; 14:16 · (Vindobona)

UK´s Prime Minister David Cameron intends to reform the European Court of Human Rights. Austria said it had “serious concerns” about his ideas.

Austrian diplomats said the UK’s planned changes for the court would restrict access to justice and weaken the rights of individuals across Europe, FT reported.

The six-month rotating presidency of the Council of Europe is currently held by Britain but will be taken over by Austria in 2013. Austria will therefore have a vital role in enacting the UK’s proposed changes, aimed…

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