Could human rights have helped Sports Direct workers? Yes. Read this post to find out why. A government report published today is highly critical of Sports Direct, referring to appalling … Continued
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No. 43 of #50cases. Imagine that one day, before you get old, without any warning, you suffer a terrible stroke. You will never recover. Would you want to stay alive?
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Child sex exploitation: suddenly, it’s everywhere. Police, social services, politicians and the public are doing everything they can to protect young people involved in this terrible world. But is the … Continued
At 29, David Reynolds was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He managed his condition with the help of a NHS mental health team. Seven years later, however, he deteriorated and began hearing … 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