Human rights

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Tory MPs to push for UK exit from European convention on human rights
Reports say Rishi Sunak is considering proposal, backed by several ministers, to allow crackdown on migration

Jessica Elgot

05, Feb, 2023 @8:13 PM

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‘Can you spell lynching?’: lawyer’s shocking note in Texas execution case
Appeals court submission exposes racial toxicity in case of Black man John Balentine, sentenced to death for 1999 triple murder

Ed Pilkington

05, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Sunak ‘plans to stop deportation appeals’ for people who reach UK in small boats
Home Office reportedly proposed two options to try to prevent those crossing Channel from claiming asylum

Tom Ambrose

04, Feb, 2023 @11:47 AM

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Film-maker Jafar Panahi begins hunger strike in Iranian prison
Panahi says he will not eat until he is released, after lawyer successfully challenged his detention

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

02, Feb, 2023 @12:52 PM

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Rate of executions in Saudi Arabia almost doubles under Mohammed bin Salman
Last six years among bloodiest in kingdom’s modern history despite push to modernise

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @7:11 PM

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Senate inquiry recommends designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation
Report also urges government to be prepared to expel Iranian diplomats who may be involved in ‘intimidation, threats or monitoring’ of citizens or residents

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @8:05 AM

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Saudi Arabia tourism body’s sponsorship of 2023 Women’s World Cup condemned by human rights groups
Australian and New Zealand football organisations seek ‘urgent’ clarification from Fifa over its deal with Visit Saudi

Mostafa Rachwani

01, Feb, 2023 @6:33 AM

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Australia imposes sanctions on Iranian officials and Myanmar’s military ruler
Tehran targeted for crackdown on protests and supply of drones to Russia, while measures against Min Aung Hlaing come two years after he led coup

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @12:58 PM

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Ukraine war ‘opening eyes’ to need to reform England’s libel laws, says lawyer
Geoffrey Robertson says wealthy Russians using legal system to intimidate British journalists and publishers

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

31, Jan, 2023 @12:38 PM

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France under fire over fast-track plan for AI video surveillance at Paris Olympics
Ministers say exceptional security needed but rights groups warn new law could extend police powers permanently

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

31, Jan, 2023 @12:06 PM

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‘Suspicious death’ of Rwandan journalist prompts calls for investigation
Two weeks on from the death of government critic John Williams Ntwali, police have failed to answer questions over the alleged road accident in which they say he was killed

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

31, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Brexit’s unsound legal thinking: turning back the clock | Editorial
Editorial: Ministers want Britain’s judges to interpret human rights not in the light of present day conditions, but those of the 1950s


30, Jan, 2023 @6:44 PM

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