Former PM David Cameron once said that the thought of giving prisoners the vote made him feel “physically sick.” It was just one comment, but it’s reflective of just how … Continued
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No. 14 of #50cases. It’s the run-up to war in Iraq in 2003, and tensions are simmering. Protestors are out in historic numbers, most of them peaceful, some of them not … Continued
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
Once upon a time, the Chagossians were a small community living a simple life in three beautiful coral islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean. In the 1960s, this … Continued
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1 October 2016 is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Nuremberg war crimes trials. To mark this important day, our friends at the Met Film School MA Programme … 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
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