Law in Focus: 'Votes for Prisoners? Democracy and the European Convention on Human Rights' - David Feldman
Posted on Friday 23rd November 2012.
In the fifth of the Faculty's ongoing series of videos entitled 'Law in Focus', Professor David Feldman considers the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights holding that the UK’s blanket ban on voting by convicted prisoners violates Article 3 of Protocol 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights which have caused controversy in the UK, and considers the principles behind allowing prisoners to vote.
Law in Focus is a series of short videos featuring academics from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, addressing legal issues in current affairs and the news. These issues are examples of the many which challenge researchers and students studying undergraduate and postgraduate law at the Faculty. Law in Focus is available on YouTube, or to subscribe to in iTunes U.
Professor Feldman is Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, and Fellow of the British Academy. He has acted as advisor to a number of Government Joint Select Committees, and was Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2002-10. For more information about Professor Feldman, please refer to his staff profile.
Other collections of video and audio recordings from the Faculty of Law are available at Lectures at Law.