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European Court of Human Rights' role in UK justice

11 June 2012 Last updated at 14:57 BST

Ministers have battled with the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights over deportations and votes for prisoners, with the current government keen for reform and some Conservative backbenchers saying the UK should pull out.

David Thompson looked back at Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky's resignation as a commissioner examining a British Bill of Rights, and he also spoke to legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg on what the UK could do.

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