Gay Pardons, Top Tweeters, Legal Aid Cuts: All In A Human Rights Week - RightsInfo

Gay Pardons, Top Tweeters, Legal Aid Cuts: All In A Human Rights Week

Big news this week was the controversy over the long awaited pardon proposed to gay and bisexual men convicted under historic gross indecency laws.

We also had a great response to our compilation of Top 50 human rights tweeters – see below for more.

Human rights in the news

  • UK security agencies unlawfully collected data for 17 years, court rules [Guardian] [The Canary]
  • Second Fresh Investigation Into Deepcut Barracks Death Triggered by Human Rights Act [RightsInfo] [BBC]
  • UK policy to deport refugees for ‘extremist behaviour’ criticised [Guardian]

The week at RightsInfo

  • 35th Anniversary of Dudgeon v UK leading to decriminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Ireland [RightsInfo]
  • Thousands of Convicted Gay Men To Be Pardoned, Even If They Are Dead [RightsInfo] [Guardian]
  • The Top Human Rights Tweeters You Need To Follow [RightsInfo]
  • How can you ‘Unlock Detention’? #Unlocked16 [RightsInfo]
  • Why Human Rights Are Essential For Tackling Poverty [RightsInfo]
  • Parliamentary Committee Seeks Answers Over Plans To Suspend Human Rights Laws In Armed Conflicts [RightsInfo]

Top tweets

Some great tweets this week responding to our Top Human Rights Tweeters You Need To Follow.

The week in quotes

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Katie Jukes

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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.
Gay Pardons, Top Tweeters, Legal Aid Cuts: All In A Human Rights Week
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