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The most important human rights cases translated into plain-English short stories
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. 10 of #50cases. Geoffrey suffered from severe depression. Walking alone down the high street of Brentwood one night in 1995, he attempted to tried to take his own life. A CCTV … Continued
This is a case from 2002. Chris and Richard were put in a cell together. Richard was known to be violent and unstable. In a moment of lost control, Richard … Continued
No. 3 of #50cases. Does being gay make you a worse soldier? That may sound like an odd question, but until fifteen years ago, the UK Armed Forces didn’t allow gay … Continued
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Unreasonable delays in prolonging detention are unacceptable
Related European Convention Articles
The court states that detention or arrest of a person is only lawful in cases of non-compliance with the lawful order of a court, or in order to secure the fulfilment of any obligation prescribed by law. As the appellant fit neither of these criteria, the Court ruled that his detention had been unlawful under the terms of ECHR.
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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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