Just a selection of this week’s human rights news and views (26.02.16)…
The Attorney General says scrapping the Human Rights Act will protect human rights (The Independent)…
…and why the UK is setting a dangerous human rights precedent (Amnesty)
Workers’ rights are on the line in the EU referendum, says Frances O’Grady (The Guardian)
Demolition of the Calais “jungle” gets go-ahead from France (Sky News)
Cameron or Gove: who’s right? (The Telegraph)
The UK’s Department for Business is “failing to uphold human rights commitments” (The Guardian)
Oxford University is to open a dedicated institute for the study of human rights law (Oxford University)
Politician one: "this is legally binding"
Politician two: "is not legally binding"
"What does legally binding mean?"
— David Allen Green (@DavidAllenGreen) February 25, 2016
Any sovereignty news? Or did “the coming days” mean “maybe one day if we can ever think anything up", as with the “British Bill of Rights”?
— Carl Gardner (@carlgardner) February 24, 2016
The decision to bulldoze the southern part of Calais camp makes an appalling situation for children even worse. https://t.co/PgVQ67QSWk
— Save the Children UK (@savechildrenuk) February 25, 2016
Just for fun…
How many European countries do you know? (Buzzfeed)
Obama sings Ray Charles. And it’s great. (BBC)