Tag Archives: human-rights

Apocalypse soon? The UK without the European Convention on Human Rights

Updated, 19 May 2013 | Last night, lawyers, academics, NGOs and even the President of the Supreme Court gathered in a basement conference room in central London.  Their purpose was to discuss the UK “without Convention Rights”, a possible future that … Continue reading

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UN human rights expert urges Indonesian authorities to stop executions

GENEVA (28 March 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns, today urged the Indonesian Government to restrict the use of the death penalty in compliance with its international obligations, after reportedly carrying out the first … Continue reading

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UN Human Rights Council resolution on human rights defenders… · Article 19

ARTICLE 19: defending freedom of expression and information. via UN Human Rights Council resolution on human rights defenders… · Article 19.

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Cambodia Holds Six on ‘Terrorism’ Charges – Radio Free Asia

Khmer Krom monks pray at a pagoda in Phnom Penh at a 2007 rally to demand the release of a monk arrested for allegedly organizing an anti-Vietnam demonstration in Cambodia. Cambodia has detained a group of four ethnic minority Khmer … Continue reading

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BIHR, Amnesty International and other rights groups call for human rights education in the new curriculum | British Institute of Human Rights

BIHR, Amnesty International and other rights groups call for human rights education in the new curriculum | British Institute of Human Rights.

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“Innocent until proven guilty”, not if you are accused of abuse.

Britain has an enviable and deserved reputation for upholding freedom, equality, truth and justice. We have gone to war to end tyranny, defeat terrorism and ensure just outcomes for oppressed people. We did so almost 100 years ago, then 25 … Continue reading

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Press Statement: report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights | British Institute of Human Rights

Press Statement: report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights | British Institute of Human Rights. In the UK the government has been proposing not following the international human rights act but that the UK should have it’s own … Continue reading

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