Thursday, 16 September 2010

AG takes on the pyjama mamas

Northern Ireland's Attorney General has criticised those using human rights arguments to oppose the imposition of dress codes namely pyjamas:

"Mr Larkin said the cause of human rights in Northern Ireland was in danger of being trivialised by misuse.The campaign was evidence of a "contemporary malaise" and misunderstanding of the term, "human rights","

He also argued for changes to civil court cost arrangements to ensure the poorer have greater access to justice.  The libertarian in me leans towards letting them wear what they wish but the social capitalist would see it as a human version of broken window syndrome.  He was speaking at the NIHRC's annual conference which the Commission used to breathe new life into the dead horse of a separate Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

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