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The most important human rights cases translated into plain-English short stories
No. 18 of #50cases. Human rights are sometimes attacked for being applicable to criminals and prisoners. But prisoners are humans too. They lose many of their rights, particularly to freedom, by … Continued
This is a landmark ruling from 2012. The claim was brought by two men, neither of whom had children in the UK. Their first claim for asylum failed. They then submitted … Continued
This week, our human rights stories are about the right to privacy. In 2009, a woman disappeared. As usual, police interviewed the people she knew. Mr A was one of … Continued
No. 12 of #50cases. When a person is convicted of murder in the United States, they can sometimes find themselves on death row. Can the UK extradite a murder suspect if … Continued
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A journey through 50 extraordinary human rights cases that transformed all of our lives. Access on a desktop computer for full experience and click the story links to read a bitesize summary of each case.
Some of the key human rights cases and developments in colourful bitesized cards. Press the coloured buttons to change the category.
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