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Gay and lesbian people can’t be returned to persecution
Related European Convention Articles
Under the United Nations Refugee Convention, social groups that have a well-founded fear of persecution are refugees. In this case, the Supreme Court said gays and lesbians could not be expected to live closeted lives in places they are persecuted.
The most important human rights cases translated into plain-English short stories
No. 48 of #50cases. On 5 July 2004, Carol Savage walked out of the hospital to which she had been compulsorily admitted. She walked about two miles to a railway station … Continued
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
A case from 2011. Two men anxiously awaited their fate. Would they be able to live in safety, or be forced to return to violence?
No. 17 of #50cases. “Melanie Rabone hanged herself from a tree in Lyme Park, Cheshire. She was 24 years of age and was the loved daughter of Mr and Mrs Rabone.” … Continued