HL Deb 14 October 2004 vol 665 cc65-6WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 14 September (WA 182), whether they have sought the views of other governments or independent legal experts about the meaning and effect of Protocol 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights. [HL4313]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

The Government invited representations from a wide range of individuals and organisations in the UK at the outset of their recent interdepartmental review of international human rights instruments. They did not seek the views of other governments. Professor Sandra Fredman of Oxford University and Dr Robert Wintemute of King's College London were among the independent legal experts who contributed views on the meaning and effect of Protocol 12.