Human rights meant that female genital mutilation was recognised as torture, people fleeing persecution can find refuge and modern slavery was finally made illegal in the UK.

What Have Human rights done for Seeking Refuge?

Seeking Refuge
2014
UK

Asylum seekers are protected from homelesness and destitution

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EM was an Eritrean man who experienced persecution in his home country for being a Christian, and moved to Italy, only to find himself homeless and destitute. He sought asylum in the UK, and resisted deportation. The court found if it could be established similar conditions would be present if he were deported to Italy, this would be contrary to his right not to be subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment.

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