Human rights

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US border agents engaged in ‘shocking abuses’ against asylum seekers, report finds
Revealed: documents released after six years of legal tussles uncover over 160 cases of misconduct and abuse

Ed Pilkington in New York

21, Oct, 2021 @3:54 PM

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Syrian family sue EU border agency over removal from Greece
Family who were sent to Turkey despite lodging asylum claims take case to European court

Helena Smith in Athens

20, Oct, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Lawyers to submit Yemen war crimes dossier to UK police
Key figures in Saudi Arabia and UAE accused of crimes against humanity include investors in Britain

Dan Sabbagh

20, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Chinese effort to gather ‘micro clues’ on Uyghurs laid bare in report
Authorities using predictive policing and human surveillance on Muslims in Xinjiang, thinktank says

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Vincent Ni

19, Oct, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Drop Chinese investments, MPs and peers tell parliament’s pension fund
Letter from 137 lawmakers urges fund to drop stakes in firms accused of human rights violations or linked to Chinese state

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Oct, 2021 @7:57 AM

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ICO to step in after schools use facial recognition to speed up lunch queue
Privacy campaigners raise concerns after nine schools in North Ayrshire scan faces of pupils to take payments

Sally Weale Education correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Intersex people undergo surgery when too young to give consent, inquiry told
Australian Human Rights Commission recommends new legislative protections for children

Melissa Davey Medical editor

18, Oct, 2021 @5:49 AM

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Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
Once used in the hunt for fugitive criminals, the global police agency’s most-wanted ‘red notice’ list now includes political refugees and dissidents

Josh Jacobs

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Labour urges Dominic Raab to tackle justice system ‘chaos’
David Lammy says justice secretary should focus on courts after proposal to undermine human rights law

Heather Stewart

17, Oct, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Australian Islamic body cancels forum with Taliban officials after heavy criticism from Afghan community
Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says event due to feature two senior Taliban representatives was not intended to ‘legitimise any group’

Mostafa Rachwani and Ben Doherty

14, Oct, 2021 @5:11 AM

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Shadow minister criticises Kathleen Stock for being LGB Alliance trustee
Taiwo Owatemi says group should be ‘rejected by all those who believe in equality’ but fellow trustee calls comments a ‘catalogue of lies’

Richard Adams Education editor

13, Oct, 2021 @9:37 PM

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UK ‘colluding in torture’ by leaving women and children in Syria camps
Rights watchdog accuses Britain of turning a blind eye to degrading treatment of those who lived under IS

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

13, Oct, 2021 @5:01 PM

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