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Groundhog Day, Ian McKellen, Unlimited Detention – Human Rights In The Headlines

Our weekly news roundup…

The Queen’s Speech was widely labelled ‘groundhog day’, and left us no clearer on the British Bill of Rights plans. In its wake, Lord Lester warned against the bill on the BBC and The Mirror considered whether it was absurd. New research may undermine the case for it (RightsInfo)

Nicola Sturgeon reiterates that Holyrood will oppose the Bill of Rights (Scotsman), and campaigners have urged the government not to scrap the Human Rights Act (Buzzfeed

The Supreme Court upheld the injunction in the celebrity threesome case (RightsInfo) (The Independent). In light of this news, The Telegraph sees the Human Rights Act as having morphed into a privacy law

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Ian McKellen celebrated the role the EU has played in preventing LBGTI discrimination (iNews). We here at RightsInfo also marked the day by taking a look back at the history of homophobia, and the ways in which human rights have helped conquer homophobic laws

The European Court of Human Rights has granted Amanda Knox an appeal over claim that police ‘slapped her in custody’ (The Telegraph

Lack of time limit on detention was not automatically a breach of human rights, rules the European Court of Human Rights (RightsInfo)

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The six year old with autism who reads to shelter dogs to keep them company (i100)

How Robin Wright fought for (and won) equal pay on House of Cards (Buzzfeed)

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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.
Groundhog Day, Ian McKellen, Unlimited Detention – Human Rights In The Headlines
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