Human rights

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UN urges China to review counter-terrorism policies after official visit
Michelle Bachelet also voiced concerns about the rights of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, as well as cultural freedoms in Tibet

Helen Davidson in Taipei

28, May, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Revealed: Afghan journalists facing death threats and beatings, despite UK pledge to save them
Group who worked with UK media to sue government over failure to relocate them to Britain

Michael Savage Policy Editor

28, May, 2022 @1:27 PM

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Grenoble takes on French state as burkini legal row reaches highest court
Dispute due to go before Conseil d’Etat in municipal bid to allow people to wear any kind of swimwear

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

26, May, 2022 @12:43 PM

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Europe silent on plight of detainees in Libya, says migration chief
Federico Soda said there needed to be ‘more condemnation’ of the conditions in state-run detention centres in Libya

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

26, May, 2022 @12:17 PM

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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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