It seems my proposal to ensure the Labour Party complies with Human Rights law has got lost somewhere on this blog, possibly inside a CLPD boost. I reckon, this is needed and so below/overleaf is my proposed words amending C1.X.5.

Member’s Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights

Since the Labour Party is not a public body, automatic use of the ECHR does not automatically apply to the interpretation of its rules. This proposed amendment states the European Convention of Human Rights applies to the interpretation of Labour’s rules strengthening member’s rights including the right to dignity, right to a fair trial, right of effective remedy, freedom of expression & thought and right to privacy and a family life.

Chapter 1 Clause X.5

After “for all purposes.” Insert “The NEC, any person or body using the delegated powers of the NEC, the NCC and its officers and advisors shall take into account and comply with the laws of the relevant UK jurisdiction and the European Convention of Human Rights.”

So that it reads,

5. For the avoidance of any doubt, any dispute as to the meaning, interpretation or general application of the constitution, standing orders and rules of the Party or any unit of the Party shall be referred to the NEC for determination, and the decision of the NEC thereupon shall be final and conclusive for all purposes. The NEC, any person or body using the delegated powers of the NEC, the NCC and its officers and advisors shall take into account and comply with the laws of the relevant UK jurisdiction and the European Convention of Human Rights. The decision of the NEC subject to any modification by Party conference as to the meaning and effect of any rule or any part of this constitution and rules shall be final.

Labour & the ECHR
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