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Human Rights In The Headlines

What’s been happening this week?

98% of junior doctors’ concerns about patient safety are ignored as new contract is imposed (BBC News)

MPs have been finding the Human Rights Act, er, useful… (The Telegraph)

Elton John is to meet Putin to discuss gay rights and more, saying he would “take on anything and go anywhere to help those in need” (London Evening Standard)

The Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill picks no less than 86 holes in the draft new law (UK Human Rights Blog)

Birmingham pub bombings: the inquests into 21 deaths may be resumed after it transpires police may have failed to act on a tip-off (The Guardian)

Greece must improve conditions for asylum seekers, say EU authorities (The Guardian). In London, Queen Mary University is to hold an open day advice session for refugees as part of their #RefugeesWelcome initiative (QMUL)

Court initially tried to protect the identity of Isis fighter who may be gay (Pink News)

In Twitterland…


Just for fun…

KFC for Valentine’s day, anyone? (Metro)

30 powerful photos of love of all kinds from around the world (Huffington Post)

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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.
Human Rights In The Headlines
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