Iceland’s government has proposed a new law to ban circumcision for non-medical reasons. Could the UK follow suit, and if so, what are the implications for human rights?
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No. 19 of #50cases. Nobody said upholding human rights is easy. It involves questions which go to heart of what it means to be a civilised society. Here’s one. Torture is wrong. … Continued
In 2011, there were nearly 1,000 children each year being held in immigration detention centres for, on average, 16 days, but sometimes up to 61 days. Reetha Suppiah’s two sons, … 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
Often, human rights cases involve the most difficult decisions imaginable. Decisions which judges would probably prefer not to have to make, but have to because it is their job to … Continued
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Police shouldn’t have stopped war protest bus
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The police stopped coach passengers from reaching the site of an anti-Iraq War demonstration. The protesters' right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly was violated. Police shouldn't have assumed they would be violent.
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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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