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Is the ECHR right in ruling that prisoners should have the right to vote in the UK?

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socialpinko

Pro I would like to retry my original debate and clarify a few points. I am interested in the debate over whether the European Court on Human Rights is right in ruling that the UK must change its law banning convicted prisoners from voting. My argument is that while not all prisoners should be given the right to vote, the ECHR has made the right decision and the UK government must abide by the ruling and change its law. The UK signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights and therefore...

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Should Prisoners have the Right to Vote?

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anitajasmine

I am interested in the debate over whether it is right the prisoner's should have the right to vote. My argument is that Prisoners should have the right to vote becuase it is a human right and once we begin taking away human rights where can we draw the line? If we assume the belief that someone forfits their human rights when convicted of a crime, what is protecting prisoners from unjust treatment and torture? This is my first argument, but I am interested in how other people feel on this i...

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