This article is relevant to AQA A-level Paper 3B and OCR A-level Component 3.
Domestic courts have an important role to play in human rights cases. Each member state of the Council of Europe (of which the UK is one of 47 states) has a positive obligation to protect human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and a negative obligation not to interfere with them. State measures that fail to meet this obligation can be challenged in national courts.
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