So, in plain, simple & dignified QUEEN’S English; What is the European Convention on Human Rights? And Why Should It Matter To You & Me Since ON 31 January We Kind Of All Harmoniously Agreed Exiting The European Union?
By signing up to it, the government of a country; SAY IN THIS INSTANCE THE United Kingdom agrees to what the treaty says about how it must (and must not) treat people within its borders and (in limited situations) outside too. If someone thinks a country has breached their rights, they can bring a claim before the European Court of Human Rights. And if the European Court rules against a state, the government of that state has promised to abide by the ruling. That’s pretty cool then?