Laws, the longest-serving lord justice of appeal, questioned an important principle laid down nearly 10 years ago by Lord Bingham, who was then senior law lord.
In a case called Ullah, Bingham had said that the correct interpretation of the convention could be authoritatively expounded only by the human rights court in Strasbourg. "The meaning of the convention should be uniform throughout the states [that are] party to it," Bingham added.
But Laws disagreed. "There may perfectly properly be different answers to some human rights issues in different states on different facts. I think the Strasbourg court should recognise this."The remainder of the article is worth the read.