This week's human rights news - RightsInfo

This week’s human rights news

A roundup of this week’s UK human rights news and views

Michael Gove scraps legal aid reforms (BBC News)

The ‘bedroom tax’ was discriminatory and unlawful, finds the Court of Appeal in two cases (The Independent)

The ‘politics of fear’ threatens rights claims Human Rights Watch, as it releases its 2016 report, and its Director denounces Europe over the migrant crisis

Don’t stand by: on Holocaust Memorial Day, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust warned against insidious prejudice. Read our Director’s post on this important day here.

Northern Ireland and abortion –  NI Human Rights Commission will cross-appeal legal challenges (BBC News)

Can she do no wrong? J K Rowling can now add ‘human rights award’ to her list of achievements (BBC News)

In Twitterland…

Good news

Lego creates its first disabled minifigure. Nice one #toylikeme campaign! (Buzzfeed)

I’m off for a latte (Metro)

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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.
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