The Equality Act 2010 brought together lots of laws on equality and discrimination into one piece of legislation. Here’s how it works.
The Conservatives have emerged as the largest party in Parliament after the General Election. They failed to win an outright majority, but will still form the next government, so their … Continued
The President of the UK Supreme Court delivered a speech celebrating British judges’ achievements in protecting fundamental rights.
It’s one of the oldest and most important human rights we have. Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person – but what does that actually mean, and why … Continued
A local council who took a newborn baby boy from his parents violated their human right to family life and a fair trial, a judge has ruled. Kirklees Council in West … Continued
Russia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that it does not have to follow decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) when doing so would be ‘unconstitutional’. As a Member State … Continued
The High Court has ruled that the UK Government cannot legally begin the process of leaving the EU without first consulting Parliament. What does the decision mean for our rights and … Continued
Parliament’s Joint Committee On Human Rights (JCHR) has written to the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, to request a detailed breakdown of the Government’s plans to exempt soldiers at war from … Continued
A report by the Intelligence Services Commissioner (ISC) has raised concerns over the way UK intelligence services handled allegations that a British citizen was mistreated in custody by Kenyan authorities. Sir … Continued
A judge has condemned the “manifest failure” of British soldiers after they forced a 15-year-old boy into a canal and left him to drown. The investigation was made possible because of the UK’s duties … Continued