What we've been reading - RightsInfo

What we’ve been reading

Just a sample of some of this week’s human rights news and views  

Bereaved families use the Human Rights Act to fight back after crematorium fails to hand back their babies’ ashes (ITV News and The Lawyer)

Raif Badawi wins the European Parliament’s Sakharov human rights prize (BBC News)

Lords debate the consequences of scrapping the Human Rights Act (Geraldine Wycherley)

Human rights and the age of inequality (Samuel Moyn in Open Democracy)

Next year’s UN Human Rights Council will have the smallest proportion of ‘free’ members ever (CNS News)

“I thought the Human Rights Act was for other people” (The Justice Gap)

Tweets of the week 

Just for fun…

Life in a vine (Buzzfeed)

Assault course perfection (Reddit)

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Charlotte Thomas

Project Co-Ordinator
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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