125. Derogations from the European Convention on Human Rights.

The process and principles by which the United Kingdom may exercise the right to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights1 is jointly governed by the Convention2 and by statute3. The Convention provides that in time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation4 contracting parties may take measures derogating from its obligations under the Convention to the extent strictly required by the exigencies of the situation