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How it works: The ECHR in the UK constitution

30 April 2013 


Ever wondered what happens when national law and European Court of Human Rights law say two different things? Which law takes priority? And how do lawyers and courts handle these conflicts in practice?

This video gives a handy insight into the relationship between national law and ECHR law. This can be a complex legal area – as evidenced by the government’s ongoing attempts to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada and many other recent high-profile cases – but this video explains the potential conflicts concisely and clearly. 

Watch the video and tell us what you think in the comments box below…

This video was taken from The University of Law’s undergraduate law degree – follow this link to find out more about our professional law degree programmes:

Keep an eye out for more ‘How it works’ videos coming soon… 


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