Originally Posted by martyh
So how does that view of "human rights for all even rapists and murderers" sit when we deny them the right of freedom .
I believe you know that judicial matters trump human rights in regards to criminals receiving the punishments awarded for crimes committed PROVIDED said trial obeys all the basic human rights for the defendant....
I can't say I care for prisoners getting the vote but at the end of the day I believe in us as a society being better than thugs and that we must afford respect to all in regards to human rights.We can't pick and choose however angry we are at the crimes that criminals commit..I want the rule of law to preside over everyone.
After all there have been completely innocent people arrested and prosecuted and imprisoned.Should they lose their basic human rights because they have been very unlucky.It could happen to anyone.