Plastic straws are set to be banned in England from April 2020 for everyone except those who need them for medical reasons or who have a disability. Reaction to the news have been mixed.
More than 45,000 people have signed a petition calling for a dad’s jail sentence to be revoked after spending more than eight years in prison for a two year and nine month minimum term.
Disability campaigner Simone Aspis is calling for an end to the practice of caring for people with learning difficulties and autism in segregated mental health units – arguing they should be looked after in the community instead.
Philip Alston, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has today (May 22) issued his scathing final report on the state of poverty in the UK following a two-week fact finding mission in November last year.
Clinical nurse Louise Cahill, a sexual health specialist, told RightsInfo today (May 21) that criminalising sex workers’ clients “gives them more power over workers, not less.”
Human rights campaign group Liberty is backing Cardiff man Ed Bridges in a High Court challenge against South Wales Police over its use of live facial recognition technology.
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis and the former chairwoman of the Bar human rights committee have said that “serious questions must be asked” as to how a secret policy allowing ministers to approve actions that could lead to torture gained government sign off.
A former chairwoman of the Bar human rights committee has warned that the UK’s first ever International Human Rights Ambassador will be a “joke” if the government does not hold itself to international standards.
A Human Rights Watch report released today (May 20) has revealed that tens of thousands of families in England have been left without enough food to eat as a consequence of government welfare cuts.
The UN Committee Against Torture has released a report today (May 17) demanding that the government hold a judge-led inquiry into allegations of torture.