It was nearly two years ago that we reported on the fisherman’s rights victory of Mr Mott, in one of the UK’s more unusual human rights cases.
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At 29, David Reynolds was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He managed his condition with the help of a NHS mental health team. Seven years later, however, he deteriorated and began hearing … 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. 47 of #50cases. Nobody is perfect, everyone makes mistakes. T’s mistake was to steal two bicycles when he was eleven years old. JB’s mistake was shoplifting a packet of false fingernails … 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
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The age of consent is equal for all
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The UK had an higher age of consent for homosexuals. The European Court said this discriminated against Mr Surtherland and violated his right to privacy. The UK government then committed to equalise the age of consent, which it did in 2000.
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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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