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The most important human rights cases translated into plain-English short stories
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Your child is in hospital and it looks like it will be a lengthy stay. What’s the last thing you should have to worry about … Continued
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
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
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
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Government must be honest about pollution risks to those affected
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The claimants lived near to a factory causing high levels of pollution but received no information on its activity, safety measures or emergency plans. They won their case. Government must inform inhabitants to enable them to decide whether to continue living there.
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