Theresa May has dropped a bombshell in the final week of 2016, announcing plans to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Keep reading to catch up on that story and any others you may have missed this week!
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Human rights in the news
- Theresa May to fight 2020 election on plans to take the UK out of the ECHR [The Telegraph]
- Are we heading towards a post-human rights world? [BBC]
Ministers put British bill of rights plan on hold until after Brexit [The Guardian]
The week at RightsInfo
- Theresa May Plans UK Withdrawal From European Convention on Human Rights – Report [RightsInfo]
- 2016’s Top UK Human Rights Stories [RightsInfo]
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