Ever find yourself wondering what the UK government does in terms of protecting and promoting human rights internationally? Well, we’re here to give you a whistle-stop guide.
Author: Sian Lea
Tomorrow is International Youth Day, a day that aims to raise awareness about the rights of young people, and to increase the opportunities available to them. It’s a good excuse for us … Continued
A new Government report on modern employment practices has urged for “fair and decent” work for all – even if they’re part of the “gig economy”.
In 2014, a United Nations resolution was passed establishing an Intergovernmental Working Group tasked with developing an international, legally binding treaty to regulate business and human rights. Three years later and discussions are … Continued
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that setting a ‘minimum income requirement’ for spouses of UK residents is not a breach of human rights in principle, but additional guidance is needed … Continued
The 20th of February is World Day of Social Justice and in honour of this day, we look at five ways human rights can help to achieve social justice. What is … Continued
In this post, we look at how human rights offer protection for women facing gender-based violence. What is International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women? 25 November every … Continued
Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. We generally focus on human rights in the UK, but President Elect Trump’s promised policies are likely to affect rights protections the world … Continued
Today is International Literacy Day and RightsInfo is celebrating by highlighting some great human rights books. This is the third instalment of our Human Rights Reads series (see the first and second … Continued
A Labour Leadership debate is to be broadcast at 9am Wednesday 17 August (on BBC Victoria Derbyshire, live on BBC News, or you can watch on BBC iPlayer). The debate is part of a series leading … Continued