Human rights

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Xi Jinping defends China’s human rights record to visiting UN commissioner
Leader warns against using issue as ‘excuse to interfere in internal affairs of other countries’ as Michelle Bachelet goes to Xinjiang

Helen Davidson in Taipei

25, May, 2022 @10:47 AM

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Thousands of detained Uyghurs pictured in leaked Xinjiang police files
Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape published as UN human rights chief visits region

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

24, May, 2022 @11:42 PM

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Downing Street must withdraw its threat to replace the Human Rights Act | Letter
Letter: The government’s bill of rights proposal will weaken the public’s right to challenge abuse, says Geoffrey Bindman


24, May, 2022 @4:32 PM

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Afghan female judge awarded prestigious human rights prize
Fawzia Amini advocates for rights of Afghan women and girls from London hotel room she’s been stuck in for nine months

Diane Taylor

24, May, 2022 @12:40 PM

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The Guardian view on Viktor Orbán’s Brussels bashing: a reckoning must come | Editorial
Editorial: The contempt shown by Hungary’s prime minister for EU norms requires a response


23, May, 2022 @5:59 PM

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‘Any number of rights could be next’ if Roe v Wade goes, says Buttigieg
US transportation secretary says supreme court’s ruling could determine future generations’ freedoms

Kate Connolly in Berlin

21, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UN human rights commissioner criticised over planned Xinjiang visit
Exclusive: Politicians accuse China of organising a ‘Potemkin-style tour’ for Michelle Bachelet

Patrick Wintour and Vincent Ni

20, May, 2022 @3:34 PM

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Tamil refugees detained by UK on Chagos Islands go on hunger strike
Forty-two hunger strikers are part of group of 89 Sri Lankans whose boat was intercepted in Indian Ocean by UK military

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

20, May, 2022 @2:23 PM

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‘Ella’s law’ bill seeks to establish right to clean air in UK
Jenny Jones says bill, named after girl who died of asthma, treats pollution as matter of social justice

Gary Fuller

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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NGO group says Fifa should pay £356m reparations to Qatar migrant workers
A group of NGOs has said Fifa should pay reparations of at least £356m to migrant workers whose human rights have been compromised by the Qatar World Cup

Paul MacInnes

19, May, 2022 @9:36 AM

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Trans people ‘not an ideology’, MSPs weighing gender recognition reform told
Director of Stonewall Scotland speaks to parliamentarians as they take evidence on draft bill

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

17, May, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Migrant workers ‘exploited and beaten’ on UK fishing boats
Report tells of 20-hour shifts for £3.50 an hour, racism and sexual abuse under cover of transit visa loophole

Karen McVeigh

17, May, 2022 @1:04 PM

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