Leveson isn’t a threat to human rights: not adopting his proposals would be – Ben Emmerson and Hugh Tomlinson

7 12 2012

Leveson PressAs part of its tireless campaign against any form of effective press regulation, this week’s Mail on Sunday had “bombshell verdict” on the Leveson report.  Leveson assessor and Liberty Director Shami Chakrabarti, had apparently told the Mail that “his law to gag press is illegal as it breaches Human Rights Act”.  For good measure, the Liberty Director was reported as “blasting” Labour leader Ed Miliband’s ‘hasty and ill-considered’ endorsement of the report. This damning indictment of the Leveson Report was quickly picked up and repeated across the media. Read the rest of this entry »