The bloody wars of the Reformation, the martyrs of Communism, the partition of India: from a quick survey of history it is easy to conclude that people with different beliefs … Continued
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You’re four years old. You’ve been illegally abducted from Romania by your Mum to go and live with her in England against your Dad’s will. Normally, international law requires the … Continued
No. 26 of #50cases. This is a story about imprisonment. Not of a criminal, but of a man with autism and severe learning difficulties. Let’s call him HL. HL was incapable of … Continued
No. 33 of #50cases An increasing number of private companies are doing important jobs that the used to be the role of government. Do human rights laws apply to them? This … Continued
No. 45 of #50cases. “Because I know what’s best for you”. Were you ever told that as a child? In many situations, what a child thinks is basically ignored, and there … Continued
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Want to work for the UK’s most exciting human rights project? We are looking to recruit a new coordinator. All details are below and in this PDF. Job title: Coordinator Part … Continued
“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