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The Week In Human Rights

Yesterday, thousands of people across the world took part in events to support the Women’s March on Washington.

At home, news has been about disability rights, Whole Life Sentence Prisoners and claims about torture and rendition allowed to proceed against ex-Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw.  

The week at RightsInfo

  • News: Russia’s Top Court Decided To Ignore A Huge Human Rights Judgment [RightsInfo]
  • News: Whole Life Sentence Prisoner Loses Case At European Court [RightsInfo]
  • News: Theresa May’s Plans For Brexit And What It Means For Human Rights [RightsInfo]
  • Explainer: What Were The Five Techniques And Why Will They Never Work? [RightsInfo]

Human rights in the news

  • Women’s March: A united message spanning generations [BBC] [Telegraph] [Mail]
  • Supreme Court allows Libyan to sue former Foreign Secretary in alleged torture and rendition case [Telegraph] [Mail] [BBC]
  • ‘Wheelchair v buggy’: Disabled man wins Supreme Court case [BBC]
  • Human rights campaigners attack Government’s ‘foreign children list experiment’ [The Independent]

The week in Twitter

This week’s favourite quotes




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Katie Jukes

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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.
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