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No. 4 of #50cases. Our Parliament decriminalised homosexuality in 1967– but only in England and Wales. Homosexual acts remained criminalised in Scotland and Northern Ireland until 1981 and 1982, respectively, but only … Continued
No. 34 of #50cases Sometimes you lose control of your life, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Sometimes your human rights are all you have left. Three years behind … Continued
No. 37 of #50cases. Human rights protect the right to believe in whatever god you want to, or gods, or no god. Of course they do. Human rights protections were drafted just … Continued
Free speech is not a licence for racists to spread racist propaganda. Mark Norwood was a regional organiser for the extreme right-wing British National Party. In 2003, he tried to … Continued
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The applicant's continued detention whilst his health was deteriorating breached the State's duty to protect prisoners from distress or hardship beyond that which you would normally expect in prison.
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