Does the Bill conflict with the European Convention on Human Rights?
• Clause 1 of the Bill, which adds the new Schedule 3A to the 1974 Act, which in turn introduces imprisonment as a penalty for certain health and safety offences: and • Section 40 of the 1974 Act, which imposes a reverse burden of proof on a defendant where the duty giving rise to the offence with which he has been charged is subject to the statutory qualification “so far as is reasonably practicable”, often referred to as “SFAIRP)
- Which articles of the European Convention on Human Rights does the Countryside Alliance believe the act contravenes?
- How does Article 6 of the Human Rights Convention sit with reducing court time and saving resources?
- What is the difference between the Human Rights Act and The European Convention of Human Rights?