Brexit Fallout Continues, But Is The European Convention On Human Rights Safe? - This Week's Human Rights News And Quotes - RightsInfo

Brexit Fallout Continues, But Is The European Convention On Human Rights Safe? – This Week’s Human Rights News And Quotes


Political turmoil this week as leadership challenges afflict the UK’s major political parties following the vote for Brexit. Conservative leadership candidate Theresa May declared she would not withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights, while Government proposals for a ‘British Bill of Rights’ continue to stall.

Human rights in the news

  • Home Secretary Theresa May launched her campaign for Conservative Party leadership, stating that she will not try to take the UK out of the European Convention on Human Rights [Express] [RightsInfo]
  • The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has expressed serious concerns about growing inequality due to austerity measures [Independent]
  • The Conservative party’s human rights commission recommends that the UK rethink its ‘friendship’ with China following a reported crackdown on human rights lawyers, booksellers and journalists by Chinese authorities [Guardian]
  • The Scottish Parliament has argued that evicting Scottish independence campaigners camping outside Holyrood (the seat of the Scottish Parliament) would not breach human rights [BBC]
  • Presumptive Republican nominee for the US Presidency, Donald Trump, expressed renewed support for the use of torture techniques such as waterboarding to combat the threat of terrorism [Guardian]

And on RightsInfo

  • Five Lessons We Urgently Need To Learn From The Remain Camp’s Failure [RightsInfo]
  • 9-Year Murder Trial Delays Breached Human Rights, Says European Court [RightsInfo]
  • Supreme Court Rules On Important Migrants’ Discrimination Case [RightsInfo]
  • Fresh Calls For Independent Inquiry Into UK Rendition And Torture [RightsInfo]
  • Gendercide: Do Sex-Selective Abortions Breach Human Rights? [RightsInfo]
  • Opinion: Why We Should Not Use Evidence Obtained By Torture [RightsInfo]
  • 8 Years Since Massive Mass Surveillance Case [RightsInfo]

This week in the Twitter-verse

Human rights quotes of the week

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Katie Jukes is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Law department. She is a passionate believer in the protection of human rights and in communicating accurate, comprehensive information on human rights to the public. View all posts by Katie Jukes.
Brexit Fallout Continues, But Is The European Convention On Human Rights Safe? – This Week’s Human Rights News And Quotes
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