Human Rights



Organisations raises concerns about new terrorism bill

New terrorism powers aimed at reducing the threat to UK security “could curb free movement, family life, free expression, and risks alienating specific communities”, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.


Austerity measures are threatening children’s human rights, says report

A new report from human rights group, Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), has warned that the UK is struggling to meet the standards set by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, due to its austerity measures.


Senior judge says that UK courts needn’t “slavishly” adhere to EU rulings

A High Court judge has said that British courts previously went too far in following rulings from the European Court of Human Rights.


Rights group call for further amendments to Slavery Bill

Human Rights Watch has called upon the House of Lords to amend visa conditions for migrant domestic workers as part of its decision making on the Modern Slavery Bill.


It’s worth remembering that companies have human rights too…

The High Court recently held that contracts and goodwill can be “possessions” which should fall within the umbrella of protection under the European Convention of Human Rights Act.


Minister reveals confidential calls were monitored

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has admitted that prison staff recorded and listened to confidential telephone calls between more than 30 MPs and prisoners.


Restraint techniques lawful, according to Court of Appeal

The court of appeal has found that detainee custody officers who restrained a woman on-board an airplane while trying to remove her from the UK had acted lawfully.


The impact of fracking on Human Rights

With the debate on fracking in the UK continuing to rage on, a new report has been released looking at the impact of the process on peoples human rights.


Nudist’s case thrown out by European Court of Human Rights

A man known to many as “the naked rambler” has lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights.


“Duty of disclosure” to help stamp out appalling working conditions

Large companies will be made to disclose the steps they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free, the Home Office has announced.




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