Category Archives: European Court of Human Rights

EU Referendum Bill and the European Court of Human Rights

See below the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Memorandum produced for the European Union (EU) Referendum Bill as introduced in the House of Lords by Baroness Anelay, Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with the following … Continue reading

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Only Westminster can change the statutory rules concerning the democratic franchise

In an interesting parallel with the legal position concerning the current 15-year-law which removes the national right to vote for British citizens after 15 years abroad, the law report below from The Times of December 30, 2014 describes why the statutory … Continue reading

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British Government’s UK vs EU Balance of Competences Review

The current call for evidence on voting, consular and statistics  for the British government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union, has drawn the response below from Catherine Piper (scroll down) , effectively a … Continue reading

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European Citizens’ Initiative – Let Me Vote!

Imagine being a law-abiding EU citizen, living in the EU, and having no right to vote for the government whose decisions will impact on your daily life. European Citizens’ Initiative: Let me vote Subject matter: To strengthen the rights listed … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Petition to European Parliament

If there is a referendum on whether the UK  should leave the EU, then surely the British living in Europe should be able to vote? A Letter of Petition (see below) to the European Parliament has , therefore, been initiated by the … Continue reading

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Why All British Citizens in EU Need a Voice

With a referendum on continuing British membership of the European Union(EU) becoming increasingly likely, where is the balancing voice in the debate from non-resident British citizens living within the EU in continental Europe, as Britain seems to sleepwalk to the exit? … Continue reading

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The Democratic Right to Vote

It doesn’t seem very democratic of the UK to deprive British citizens of their national right to vote after 15 years overseas, when other democratic countries such as the US, France , Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal etc. don’t. This … Continue reading

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