It has been a tumultuous year for human rights in the UK and worldwide. Here are some of our top human rights stories of 2016. Happy new year to all.
Human rights meant that female genital mutilation was recognised as torture, people fleeing persecution can find refuge and modern slavery was finally made illegal in the UK.
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Unaccompanied minors claiming asylum must be properly cared for
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The eight appellants had arrived from Afghanistan as unaccompanied minors and were at that time aged between 15 and 16. The Home Office refused their asylum claims but granted each of them Discretionary Leave until they reached 17½, but it was found that the duty to the minors goes further than this in order to protect the minor’s best interests.