Sunday, 3 January 2010

Daphne Trimble joins blogosphere

I've updated my links and the 'latest' widget to include a new blog by Daphne Trimble. The Ulster Unionist nominee for Lagan Valley opens with a thoughtful critique of the human rights process.

The conclusion offers a nicely condensed synopsis of the argument against socio-economic rights.

If democracy means anything, it means that government is accountable directly to the electorate. The ‘effective enforcement mechanisms’ that the Consortium proposes would mean that government was accountable in court to the judiciary, at the call of the person bringing the case, who, under the current proposals could be an unaccountable body such as the Consortium.

The NIHRC includes at least one sane voice. It is a pity the commission chose to ignore it, when it delivered its final report. Otherwise Northern Ireland might be on the brink of some meaningful rights' legislation.


Timothy Belmont said...

Good luck to her and hopefully she will have enough time to enjoy the experience as much as me! It can become a hobby.

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