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annie mae taylor the european court of human rights was set up after world war two to avoid the persecution of minorities by the state but now it's been de railed and it was never never anticipated of the second world war after the holocaust off the terrors perpetrated by certain tyrannical governments but the court now would be protecting the criminal and not the victim. delays in control of a sea have dogged the european court in strasburg there's a backlog of up to eight years and when cases are decided the judgment bizarre in two thousand and ten the court decided to give prisoners the right to vote true petition by john hirst who spent much of his life behind bars after killing his landlady the u.k. is still refusing to implement the ruling it makes me physically ill it would probably mean again the vote to anyone who is in prison aside it could
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cost. the last time that we looked at this the cost of complying with judgments under the european convention of human rights was about two point one billion pounds a year that's three point three billion dollars plus another two point eight billion in a susi dated one off costs in other areas in immigration ruling means a convicted nigerian rapist gets to stay in the u.k. because of his right to a family life. and most recently the european court of human rights ruled hate preacher abu qatada dumped bin lardons right hand man in europe can't be deported back to jordan where he's now g. to be released onto the streets of britain this is somebody who stands up and publicly. hatred about everything that our democracy is and stands for and yet we can't get rid of him because of the european convention on human rights sitting in strasburg of forty seven judges one from each country so far.
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except none of them were elected by the people of the countries they're making law for we've got a system of law and order in this country it's worked for many many years for the seat or the mother of all parliaments why do we need brussels to tell us what we can and cannot do the answer is we don't so therefore british law for british people those who aren't calling for the u.k. to pull out of the european convention on human rights all together are demanding reforms to stop strides burke making decisions on what should be sovereign issues the court has to be more focused on fundamental civil and political rights not interfering in the daily lives. and in the ministration of the criminal justice system and in the member states of the council of europe without reforms there's a risk of throwing the baby out with the bathwater as nations pull out of the human rights court undermining it leaving those in countries with weak
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a human rights protections entirely vulnerable laura smith r.t. london. remember we always have more stories news and comment on our website r.t. dot com and if you should log on in store for you right at the moment being a tourist a lot of us group acts oakland city officials and publishes their personal data online in retaliation for the violent crackdown on occupy protesters. plus it's reported that the british government is to sanction the use of nerve gas by riot police despite the chemical agents being banned in warfare those stories and plenty of others for you at r.t. dot com. in the recent reports the bureau of investigative journalism uncovered countless deadly drone strikes carried out by the u.s.
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in pakistan it also highlighted several quotes from president barack obama claiming the strikes only target terrorists and not civilians over the report found hundreds of civilians have in fact been killed by these cia led aerial attacks chris were to compile the report thinks it won't be long before the legality of using unmanned drones in that way is tested in court. the cia has been saying for some time that it hasn't killed a civilian in pakistan since at least two thousand and ten every news agency. pakistan every credible news organization that's looked at this is finding that that's not the case we know that civilians are being killed pakistan is clearly very unhappy with the strikes there's an interview in a british newspaper today with pakistan's high commissioner to london describing the drone strikes as in effect extradition execution a state sanctioned executions does seem to be an indication that these drone strikes are happening despite what you know not because of what pakistan wants you
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know its state court has ever looked at the legality of these drone strikes and there's a reason for that every time a case has been brought in the united states that is attempted to look at whether these strikes are legal or not the united states is claiming something called state secrets privilege but that's where they say actually this is a covert operation and we can discuss it really does need to be an accounting and examination by the u.s. courts about the legality of these drone strikes and the various additional legal questions that they raise and that time i suspect is coming quite close given the pressure in the u.s. right now. twenty three and a half minutes past the hour here and on the russian capital. with a lot of business in case you will do just that next on r.t. . thank you bill. well scientists. have been as are in moscow just
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stuffing the russian economy and its prospects of becoming a global financial hub most of them believe russia has the resources to succeed as marina cars are about reports not without reform. the auditorium was jam packed with business owners and experts hungry to get outside. russia's investment climate and walk can be done to improve it all the foreign specialists agreed on the one thing and that is that russia has a lot of potential but the problem is how to realize that more investors are buying their merge inequalities like russia right now because they're seen as the best place to support cash given the economic uncertainty in europe and the u.s. at the moment to russia locks the global competitive edge and many of the russian experts here today said that the country has many internal problems which need to be fixed and a symbol of the government should join forces with the business elite to make the
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changes required that believe that it's important to convince local businessmen to invest in russia rather than abroad and keep specialists in the country as well as create an atmosphere where on support yours are appreciated another one of the main points they will see in the vacation russian is they companies have significantly increased investment to ward stands the foreign specialists here say that russia has all the potential to produce the next generation of entrepreneurs and become the next silicon valley but it needs to act fast and start implementing the changes required now. thanks mary you know we're going to have a look at the markets now and get still says with exchange rates here is high against both the dollar and the variable investors are keeping an eye on the greek debt talks an agreement from athens new spending cuts for the allow it to receive the next allotment of rescue funds on the ruble advance to its highest level in five months against the dollar and strong crude prices. and the u.s.
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markets open but they've actually. gangs and as you can see the dow jones and the nasdaq firmly in the red now every monitoring the situation the greek cliffhanger is a concern for investors across the pond. european stock markets. now the now the there are mixed view now as you can see and again is the greek situation which is keeping the investors on their toes the foot is just recently gone into the red in the dax is holding on to a quarter of a cent of games the russian markets now they all closed the mice it's finished a third of a percent up by the r.t.s. was a point six percent we're going to see what happened on the individual shares on the my sex most of the blue chips had a good day gained almost two percent there one point seven you can say call finished higher supported by those stronger crude prices but bucking the trend
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towards food retailer seven continents become the company made an offer to buy back shares at a discount to market price it all propped higher from the troika dialog says investors are lurch ahead of chinese inflation figures to out. investors are expecting quite important news from china which will be released this night this is a number you for we see that inflation is slowing down. that will create a very good sentiment many will be will be thinking the central bank of china. lending rules and we can see more liquidity from china. russia's gas problem is in talks to buy or maybe an oil field from austria an energy giant when viv according to local press and book arrest is the biggest corporation ever mania and the largest oil and gas producer and eastern europe they paid one point five billion
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euros for a fifty one percent stake in the company eight years ago it's not clear how much gas pump is to pay to take over control with certainly be marching the situation for you here on business are today that's it for now be back in about fifty five minutes. the close up team has been to the hub bar of screeching for the country's little
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wealth starts its way across the ocean. now our team goes to the area. was named after lenin but looking to a different character to represent itself. for local businesses are striving to build the aviation capital of russia. and for the four by fours are made and should be tested to the limits. welcome to the screech of. russia close up on archie. manning move. move. move. move move.
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move. on. live from moscow this is r.t. top stories now past the russian insists that only by urging both the syrian government and opposition to lay down their arms can end the bloody conflict that's while western gulf countries keep up regime change rhetoric and recall their ambassadors from damascus. fury in the u.k. as in the tourist terror suspect dubbed al qaeda spiritual leader in europe is bailed and allowed to roam the streets of london that's after his deportation to jordan where he's sentenced to life in prison has been forbidden by the european
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court of human rights. and questions over the galaxy of u.s. drone attacks on pakistani soil resurface with a fresh strike just days after a report revealed evidence that dozens of civilians were killed by america's unmanned aircraft. when. a former senior israeli diplomat to discuss in-depth his country's foreign policy and where he thinks it will lead that special interview next on r.t. . where have his radio. who recently resigned from the government on grounds of principle he said he could no longer serve in a government whose policies he did not agree with ambassador thank you very much for joining us here in our team you resigned after more than fifteen years of service what was the final score when. and why.
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to greet the stuff of the foreign minister ministry of foreign affairs and the bad news for him was who. desires peace needs to prepare for war. and i thought that was very telling. of the psyche that. exists behind his political. weight and i thought i could not. minister with this kind of statement is a statement supported by the majority of israelis i think we israelis we. we grew up with. you that. we need to be on alert. any more most israelis live a life that is quite bad and you can of the
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environment here and planted in the u.s. or in europe western europe and you will find the israelis quite. easily integrating into society into requirements in place and so on so it's not. the regiment it's society of my childhood. all the time it's at any given point in time but it is true that. you. believe that we can. survive here in the middle east. only if we are ready precisely when you resigned the same time message to all the staff of the foreign ministry explaining the resignation what will save the accident and what is the general mood like among israeli public servants concerning the policies that they have to the friends i have no illusions some of us were frustrated by my letter. because it is outside of the code of conduct that you
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just drop out because you don't like the message the messenger has no view over the message that is the code of conduct and it's quite legitimate to think in that way how many missions does agree with the message and how many don't in the foreign ministry in my view. the large majority don't care there are professionals and whatever message comes for them to believe that they will do. there is. a solid minority ministry that is politically motivated to promote. israel. in its. a rather. hawkish. position is just government. is is the issue is. i think we do also have
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the lefties leftovers from the past but i think there are minorities your last overseas posting was as ambassador to south africa what is your experience in south africa teaching as far as a christian nation is all its content. i think that israel is. in a danger zone to slide. by default. into. money for stations of apartheid if we don't take it. and i'm afraid we don't take care and there's going to contain in the united states as far as israeli policy on iran and palestine does how deep is the rest between the united states and israel or is it merely a lovers' quarrel i'm surprised to realize how deep the americans care for israel is when it comes to the conversation the political conversation in the us.
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i also can see how. the aftermath of the war in iraq and in afghanistan. and the american city of the middle east. could work badly for the image is present in the u.s. in the political discourse in the us. in the context of american interests god forbid that the u.s. will be more reluctant. to reach out for israel because our predicament now is like a result of policy pursued by this kind of government in a way that i think is tragically wrong. that we lean to the american congress a single source of strength in our diplomatic fabric and that is.
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very dangerous what following on from much of playing is all has become increasingly isolated on the international stage what should the country's first steps to bring it out of isolation in my view this government. very explicitly. made a statement to the fake that. steps. intentionally. of that. paradigm of land for peace and of occupation is the key to. a settlement in the middle east. and into a new paradigm. that stipulates ownership of this. exclusive ownership of. over the entirety of the land of israel which comprises in the in the eyes of palestinians palestine that paradigm is
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a dead end i think it is immoral morally and practically it's not sustainable and that is the reason why i left government i thought i could not see that kind of off message thank you move the united nations troops have cordoned it off end of occupation of palestine morning that is warmly to now the israeli palestinian conflict but is the israeli government unwilling to let israel does it on the west bank and the gaza strip whatever it likes. and. things are changing fast on the ground in favor of entrenching israeli presence in palestinian areas i don't think really jerusalem pays much attention too much attention to what to the secretary-general of the un is saying who can it's all the lion in the region considering that in the aftermath of
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the arab spring the middle east has become more radicalized i don't think israel is looking for allies i think israel is looking for. partners. of convenience. one is jordan. who's survivability in the way in the form we know it is a house in my kingdom. so we entertain. a lot of common interests egypt is. consumed by its own revolution and as long as it doesn't pose a threat to us i think israel is taking a very careful distance and turkey. to cut a straw figure foreign policy towards one of the emerging powers in the middle three new that's why syria goes what is the best outcome for israel and why does the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu wants everything to change in syria
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if that would mean also i could mean another islamic state on the border i don't think israel came there. have an impact on the outcome of any regime change that is underway anyway. so to ignore the fact that there is a regime change in the making in syria would be. unacceptable but at the same time we need to be very careful not to expedite it is there any way that it all could support and i would break military invasion of crimea qatar headquarters and what would such an invasion mean for israel and for the region i can hardly see the arab world rigid minting around one force that is prepared to walk into syria physically and intervene then i don't see it happening how much of a place is a land to regional security it is very obvious that iran is pursuing its position
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as a regional power. to serve interests that go beyond the immediate borders of iran it is primarily defense is primarily it responds to the desire of iran to protect itself that is one level the other is there the domestic political discourse in israel is the right wing always. profited from. public move on you defense issues and i think. a lot of what is wrong actually serves political ends and i'm. very angry about that i think it should be stopped. at once do you think you need attack as well i don't think you could israel attack iran i don't know but common sense. is critically
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dependent on international legitimacy. respond response to dry on iran would be legitimate. and i think. any course. a preemptive strike on iraq and. thank you very much for joining us here are not seen. to.
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just sit. from los angeles to chicago to birmingham twenty trauma centers have closed since two thousand severe problem is not enough inpatient beds not on the third emergency department beds and not enough nurses. to take care of all the people who are the only real health care system that we have in the city of los angeles is the los angeles fire department in fact when i started my venture as a firefighter i didn't want to be a mass and i started out going to just do firefighting it's about eighty two percent of what we do the florida problem this medical had
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a rescue couple weeks ago waited four hours for i've waited sometimes three hours but i wouldn't say it's a frances in lynnwood for four hours and fifty minutes standing against a wall with patients and we have a federal law that mandates that you can't turn no one away who seeks care in an emergency room. we have the most expensive health care system in the world and it's probably valued the least. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
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top stories this hour naughty rusher insists that only by the syrian government and opposition to lay down their arms and into the bloody conflict be found. while west german gulf countries keep up the regime change rhetoric and recall their ambassadors from damascus. fury in the u.k. is a new tourist terror suspect dubbed the old guard is a spiritual leader in europe is a mild to roam the streets of london a stop to his deportation to jordan where he sentenced to life in prison has been forbidden by the european court of human rights. and questions over legality of u.s. drone attacks on pakistani soil resurface with a fresh strike just days after the report revealed evidence that dozens of
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civilians were killed by america's. craft more news stories for you and others in less than fifteen minutes from now in the meantime kids here with the major sport. hello welcome to the ones that are spoiled around up here the headlines. on the manager read now he's cleared of tax evasion charges and back in the running to succeed fabio capello in the england job. while elephants started painting did a drug was ivory coast opera tearing to live up to their tigers favorites in the semifinals of the cup of nations. and fighting back cycling star alberto contador considers an appeal and calls his two year ban a terrible injustice after failing a drug test the twenty ten tour de france. but first a football and harry redknapp could now get the chance to succeed fabio capello as
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manager of the england football team after the second boss was cleared of tax evasion charges by a jury in london the sixty four year old and his former chairman milan and rich were found not guilty of two counts of concealing the three hundred thousand dollars a transfer bonuses while in charge of courts first read now who is at the helm of pompey from two thousand and two to two thousand and eight excluding years break and he became manager at southampton his current side top of our thirty in the english premier league seven points behind leaders manchester city. right now has been touted as the front runner for the england job after capello stepped down in july after you read twenty twelve there's really. got to be honest it was before of years and this is a case you should never come to court because if somebody's really waiting for the bank it is very very very it was it was during this you know but it is university vision the jury. unanimously you know there was no. well staying in england.


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