The UK Supreme Court has decided that a case accusing Jack Straw, the former Foreign Secretary, and other UK officials of being complicit in kidnap and torture could go to trial. … Continued
Last week the Supreme Court decided that the ‘bedroom tax’ breaches human rights, because it discriminates against those with a medical need for an extra room. Adam Wagner did … Continued
One in four people will experience mental ill health at some point in their lives. In the most serious cases, the law provides for people to be detained in hospitals … Continued
Part of being in prison is that your rights and freedom are restricted. But prisoners do retain some rights – this was re-confirmed by the highest UK court 15 years … Continued
On International Workers’ Day – which commemorates the fight for workers’ rights – we take a look at what human rights do to protect working people. A brief history of … Continued
The right to life has been in the news recently because of the Hillsborough Inquests and the verdict in the de Menezes case. In this post we look at how this important right is protected … Continued
We may not all agree, but we can all least respect each other’s right to believe. Article 9 protects our right to believe, and the right to show it in public.