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200 lawyers, 2 New Reports, and Solitary Confinement – This Week’s Human Rights News

What we’ve been reading…

  • A new report worries that the law won’t be able to keep up with the technological development of new weapons systems  – and is likely to undermine international human rights (The Guardian)
  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission also published a new report. It warns that the disadvantaged in England are becoming more so – read about it here
  • Over 200 senior lawyers have signed a letter to The Guardian stating that the investigatory powers bill (or ‘Snooper’s Charter’) is not fit for purpose and will destroy privacy (The Guardian). Read more about the bill here. Our Director Adam Wagner signed in his personal capacity.
  • MP and barrister Sir Keir Starmer reviews Professor Francesca Klug’s book A Magna Carta for All Humanity: Homing in on Human Rights in The Guardian. Particularly worth a read for anyone interested in the proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act.
  • Stop your backsliding on the protection of refugees, Europe, says the New York Times
  • Police in Scotland to be given training on how to tackle LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex) hate crime (The Evening Times)
  • Junior doctors crowd-source funding to challenge their controversial new contracts (Legal Cheek)
  • Norwegian killer Anders Breikvik made a disturbing appearance in court (The Daily Mail) claiming his solitary confinement means his human rights have been violated in prison. BBC News took an interesting dive into the effects of solitary confinement.

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Charlotte Thomas

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Charlotte was a Senior Creative Manager at Universal Music for five years before studying for an LLM in Human Rights. She has worked with organisations campaigning on a range of issues including women's rights and indefinite detention. View all posts by Charlotte Thomas.
200 lawyers, 2 New Reports, and Solitary Confinement – This Week’s Human Rights News
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