Torture is forbidden in all circumstances. But where does that absolute prohibition come from? Let’s take a step back and look at the UN Convention against Torture.
The struggle for human rights is very real deal – and a tough one, as shown by the worldwide attack on human rights defenders. As well as making their cases in the … Continued
Terrorism has been leading the national agenda for several weeks now, following attacks in both London Bridge and Manchester. Prime Minister Theresa May had pledged to rip up some human rights laws … Continued
The UK is committed to abolishing the death penalty worldwide. Here’s why.
The right to a fair trial is one of the cornerstones of a just society. In a landmark judgment 42 years ago today, the European Court of Human Rights said that … Continued
Today is the anniversary of our 25th highest ranked case of the 50 Human Rights Cases That Transformed Britain. In Ireland v UK the Irish Government brought claims against the … Continued
The Government says the aim of the criminal justice system is to deliver ‘Justice For All.’ This post looks at the phrase ‘Justice For All’ and what it means for human rights. … Continued
On 23 May 2001 the House of Lords gave a historic judgement setting down important standards for the rights of prisoners in the UK. Sixteen years later, we have the highest imprisonment … Continued
One of the most heated debates over the role of the European Court of Human Rights, and its relationship with the UK, is the issue of prisoner voting. In the United Kingdom, … Continued
Today is the anniversary of a landmark human rights case. 27 years ago, the European Court of Human Rights said that extraditing someone to a country where they would face … Continued