Human Rights Act

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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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Johnson says government cannot ‘magic up’ solutions to help farming industry – as it happened
PM responds to farmers’ concerns as pigs are being culled; latest news as Conservative party meets in Manchester for its conference

Andrew Sparrow

05, Oct, 2021 @5:29 PM

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‘Highly traumatic’ strip search of female Canberra prisoner violated Human Rights Act, review finds
Indigenous woman’s mental and physical health caused an ‘inherently degrading practice’ to have even more of an impact on her rights

Michael McGowan

16, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Labour fears Dominic Raab will target rights act in new justice post
Justice secretary called this year for government to be more ambitious as it seeks to reform act

Rajeev Syal and Haroon Siddique

16, Sep, 2021 @3:22 PM

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The woman on a mission to expose torture in Thailand’s troubled south
Despite the risks, Anchana Heemmina wants justice for victims of the Malay Muslims’ decades-old insurgency – and for herself

Caleb Quinley

17, Aug, 2021 @5:30 AM

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More than 220 groups criticise UK review of Human Rights Act
Charities, trade unions and belief groups among coalition, which is also attacking judicial review bill

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @1:22 PM

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When I was losing my young son, the Human Rights Act gave us a lifeline | Craig Mathieson
The act, plus legal aid, helped my family to secure the help we desperately needed. Attempts to undermine it put us all at risk, says campaigner Craig Mathieson

Craig Mathieson

26, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘MPs have just got to take back control of lawmaking’, says barrister
Adam Wagner, an expert on Covid rules, believes ministers have assumed far too much say over our lives

Haroon Siddique

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK students sue government over human rights impact of climate crisis
Three claimants in their 20s say their rights to life have been breached because of inadequate roadmap to solve emergency

Isabella Kaminski

30, Apr, 2021 @9:54 AM

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Home Office sued by asylum seeker over baby’s death
Woman claims asylum housing staff ignored pleas for help when she was in pain while 35 weeks pregnant

Nicola Kelly

23, Apr, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The government is hell-bent on diluting the Human Rights Act. We must protect it | Kate Allen
These rights have been central to many key justice fights in the past 20 years, and we can’t allow politicians to take them away, says Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen

Kate Allen

03, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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