The next census (in 2021) might be the first for England and Wales to include questions about gender identity and sexual orientation. What is the census? Census statistics provide a snapshot … Continued
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No. 35 of #50cases It’s fine to give naughty children a smack, right? Andy (not his real name) was brought up by his mother and stepfather. Aged nine, he told his … Continued
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No. 31 of #50cases. No democracy is complete without the right of citizens to protest in public. But what happens when the right to protest clashes with the police’s duty to protect people … Continued
No. 7 of #50cases. Is it okay for the law to discriminate against gay people? Before October 2000, it was much easier for it to do so. We had laws that deliberately … Continued
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“Wouldn’t it be great if there were a website explaining – in accessible, plain English – what human rights do for all of us…” This was our Director Adam Wagner’s idea … Continued
Find out more about the animation in our companion article here Transcript Human rights! What are human rights? Well, human rights are the values that keep society fair, just … Continued
So, in plain-English, what is the Human Rights Act? The Human Rights Act is a law that protects all of us from having our human rights taken away by the state. It means that public … Continued