Doctors and relatives of patients with severely debilitating conditions will no longer have to seek court approval to end life-supporting treatment after a significant new judgment in the Court of Protection.
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Not all discrimination breaches human rights. For example, a school might discriminate between students of different abilities or because of particular needs…
No. 41 of #50cases. You are being obsessively stalked. You feel eyes watching you at every turn. Your property is damaged – car tyres burst, windows smashed. A warning that something’s … Continued
No. 45 of #50cases. “Because I know what’s best for you”. Were you ever told that as a child? In many situations, what a child thinks is basically ignored, and there … Continued
No. 7 of #50cases. Is it okay for the law to discriminate against gay people? Before October 2000, it was much easier for it to do so. We had laws that deliberately … Continued
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Rape is accepted as essentially debasing
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A man appealed against his conviction of raping his wife, arguing that rape in marriage wasn't a crime at the time. The European Court rejected this, and said attitudes to rape were travelling in a clear direction that was defined and foreseeable.
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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
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