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'Major Victory' as Top Court Says UK Snoopers Charter Violates EU Convention on Human Rights


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'Major Victory' as Top Court Says UK Snoopers Charter Violates EU Convention on Human Rights

Julia Conley, staff writer

Civil rights groups applauded a European court's ruling against the U.K.'s "Snooper's Charter," its mass surveillance program put in place after September 11, 2001, with a 5-2 vote stating that the country's spying practices were a violation of human rights—and called on other governments to end their own surveillance programs.


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This is an important step in the right direction. I strongly hope the common people can win back our constitutional rights to not be victims of warrantless spying by the police states of our world.


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A very limited victory, for us. The UK will be out of the EU next year and free to follow the far right fantasies of the Brexiteers into a fascist hell-hole.


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The “people” don’t want constitutional rights. They want money, or what money can buy: a smart phone to follow Facebook, a fast car, a pair of trendy trainers. And lots of mind numbing reality shows to watch on TV.


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The European Court of Human Rights is nothing to do with the EU, even Russia is signed up to it, that was just a myth spread about by the pro-brexit right wing media to stir up people who were often incesed by Euorpean Court of Human Rights rulings. The EU court is the ECJ (European Court of Justice.)


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I get your point. Too many people have shallow, materialistic, hedonistic ways of thinking and living.

But many of us think and live according to more significant principles.