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Calais Destruction, Freedom Of Information Survives, Spying Laws Revealed

Human rights stories in the news this week…

Six Iranian migrants have sewn their lips shut in protest at the demolition of parts of the Calais migrant camp  (The Telegraph), and a French minister has suggested France could end border controls in Calais if Britain leaves the EU (BBC News). Read our articles about Calais here and here

The UK is fighting to keep the Dublin regulation so it can deport asylum seekers (The Guardian).

A revised Investigatory Powers Bill was published this week, and Theresa May is accused of rushing the ‘snooper’s charter’ into law (The Independent). Here’s our take

Disability campaigners gather at the Supreme Court for bedroom tax cases (The Guardian)

Has the Bill of Rights consultation been shelved until after the EU referendum? (Daily Mail). Read our opinion piece here

Changes to the Freedom of Information Act – including fees for requests – will not go ahead (Huffington Post)

Lord Cashman: Why I believe LGBTI rights are in danger today (Gay Star News)

Think tank publishes paper on erosion of human rights (Scottish Legal News)

Sheffield University expels Christian student for expressing his anti-gay beliefs on social media (Huffington Post)

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Just for fun…

The thirsty koala (Metro)

The music machine that uses 2,000 marbles (Good)

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Charlotte Thomas

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Charlotte was a Senior Creative Manager at Universal Music for five years before studying for an LLM in Human Rights. She has worked with organisations campaigning on a range of issues including women's rights and indefinite detention. View all posts by Charlotte Thomas.
Calais Destruction, Freedom Of Information Survives, Spying Laws Revealed
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