King Richard III’s Relatives Say Burial Decision Is Breach Of Human Rights Act

March 26, 2013

News, social

Richard III, uncle of Elizabeth of York, great...

Richard III, uncle of Elizabeth of York, great uncle of Henry VIII (Photo credit: lisby1)

Descendants of King Richard III have added their voices to the mini War of the Roses being fought over his final resting place, in a last ditch attempt to bring his noble bones back to York.

Since the crooked bones of the last Plantagenet King were unearthed beneath a Leicestershire car park, interested parties have been fighting to bring Richard back to his birthplace. However the Ministry of Justice has granted Leicester University permission to bury the bones.

Now the Plantagenet Alliance, championed by 15 of Richard III’s relatives, are seeking to overturn that decision.

They are challenging the licence on the basis of the human rights act, saying they should be have been consulted and failure to do so is a breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to respect for private and family life), reported York Minster fm. They are being represented in their bid by Yorkshire law firm Gordons.

Currently plans are to reinter Richard in Leicester Cathedral in a tomb of “simple dignity” in the chancel. The first stage of the consultation is expected to finish in July, with work beginning on the tomb in January, 2014.

richard iii

My kingdom for a hearse! The cathedral is estimating the formal re-interment of the king’s remains will take place in May next year, with a large memorial service.

Human remains were dug up in a council car park in Leicester city centre on the site of the old Greyfriars church last year.

richard iii

How Richard III looked (probably)
In February 2013, experts from the University of Leicester revealed DNA testing had positively identified the remains as those of Richard III, who fell at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, bringing to an end the Wars of the Roses.

Sir Peter Soulsby, the Mayor of Leicester, said: “I can understand the move by the city of York because obviously where the remains are re-interred is a matter of considerable interest but in fact the decision is made.

“It is very clear in the licence given for the actual dig by the Ministry of Justice to the university.”

He said Leicester cathedral was deciding where to lay the body and that members of the public would be able to view the grave following the interment ceremony.

[The Huffington Post News Team]

, , , , , , , , ,

Subscribe

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

2 Comments on “King Richard III’s Relatives Say Burial Decision Is Breach Of Human Rights Act”

  1. Planta Genista Says:

    May I point out a little factual error? He wasn’t born in York, but in Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire. The claim of “bringing him back” is a bit misleading.

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Canadian heir of King Richard III | Bite Size Canada | Hey Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite! - May 9, 2013

    […] King Richard III’s Relatives Say Burial Decision Is Breach Of Human Rights Act (musingsofamildmanneredman.com) […]

Add your own Musing...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trade News in Brief

International Economic Affairs & Relations / Regional & International Organizations / Global Commerce & Business

Volunteer. Write. Explore.

The non-fictional tales of a Caribbean Nomad.

Gains Lifestyle

Your Source For All Things Fitness, Nutrition, Bodybuilding & More.

Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

MAD MOVIE RANTER/THAT MOVIE WRITER GUY

Bit of this, bit of that. Making it up as I go along. If you can't beat 'em, blog.

Blog of SACPROS - A Leading Mental Health Resource Directory for the Greater Sacramento Region

sacpros.org is devoted to breaking down the barriers which prevent access to mental health services by providing easy access to available services in the community

Da UGLY Ducklin

The life of PASSION

GlobeAnalysis

Where, why.

To Nerd and Back Again

A Nerdling's Journey into Full Nerdom and the impact of Pop Culture

Kirsty Grant Author

'Loved Settled and Understood' - published by Melange Books LLC - Available now on Amazon.co.uk & Amazon.com & Lulu. com

Transitions

Finding home in a fluid world

WRITER'S BLOG

Annette J Dunlea Irish Writer

Geek It Cool

it's all about Comics, Movies, Video Games, Cosplay and pop culture

Visionary. Artiste. Life Connoisseur.

Photographer and Designer of Viaggi By Jase King.

Ramblings Of A Comics Fan

Musings about the comic book world.

A Small Act Of Kindness Can Bring Smile On Million Faces

Kindness Like a Boomerang Always Comes Back!!

Recked with Finn West

"Your body, naturist & lifestyle blog"

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 42 other followers

%d bloggers like this: