Conor Gearty

John Eldridge reviews 'On Fantasy Island: Britain, Europe and Human Rights' by Conor Gearty

John Eldridge
30 March 2017

Although easy to miss amid the commotion of Brexit, Britain’s Human Rights Act (1998) is locked in a fight for its life. Besieged by a hostile press and beholden to a government that has pledged its repeal and replacement, its days are almost certainly numbered. It is against this fraught backdrop that Conor Gearty’s On Fantasy Island: Britain, Euro ... More