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Rickster wrote (see)
Protocol 6 to which you are referring was enacted on 1st November 1998. Protocol 13 was drafted on 2002 and over rides Protocol 6. Protocol 2, Article 2 – Prohibition of derogations "No derogation from the provisions of this Protocol shall be made under Article 15 of the Convention."
Protocol 6 to which you are referring was enacted on 1st November 1998.
I meant Protocol 13, Article 2.
If we're bound, presumably there's nothing stopping us unbinding ourselves, Rickster. We're bound only for so long as we agree to be bound.
The EU and the ECHR appear to be separate things anyway (re fat buddha's point). We will still be bound by the ECHR if we left the EU, and we can presumably opt out of whatever we want in the ECHR (or the whole thing) without leaving the EU.
The discussion in this thread is academic anyway. The government won't give the people the death penalty in any case.
Yes, we could opt out, but only be leaving the Council of Europe, which as you quite rightly mentioned is nothing to do with the EU.
Or renegotiating stuff.
Just a little bit of stuff.