Human Rights News This Week: All Talk And No Action? - RightsInfo

Human Rights News This Week: All Talk And No Action?

This week: 30 July was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  Our new Prime Minister Theresa May has been making some big promises on Britain leading the way in eradicating modern slavery.

Human rights in the news this week

  • Dame Lowell Goddard resigns from Child Abuse Inquiry, creating further uncertainty for the future of this huge inquiry [BBC]
  • Prime Minister Theresa May declares Britain will lead the way in eradicating modern slavery [RightsInfo] [BBC]
  • Human Rights Campaigner Shami Chakrabarti has been appointed to the House of Lords amid controversy over her independence in holding a recent inquiry into anti-semitism in the Labour Party [RightsInfo] [BBC] [Telegraph]
  • Top lawyer facing criminal inquiry over ‘bribes’ paid to Iraqis bringing abuse claims against British armed forces [Telegraph]

This week on RightsInfo

  • Isle of Man Introduces Heterosexual Civil Partnerships [RightsInfo]
  • Appeal Court Blocks Calais Jungle Escape Route [RightsInfo]
  • Do Sharia Courts Threaten Human Rights? [RightsInfo]
  • Secret Trials: What Are They And Do They Violate Human Rights? [RightsInfo]
  • How To Fight Human Trafficking: Start By Protecting Labour Standards [RightsInfo]
  • Explainer: What Is A Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement? [RightsInfo]
  • Explainer: Everything You Need To Know About Secrecy In The Family Courts [RightsInfo]
  • Is Internet Access Now A Human Right? [RightsInfo]

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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.
Human Rights News This Week: All Talk And No Action?
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