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Posts Tagged: Human Rights
WATCH: Hunt’s Easter message – “In terms of numbers, Christians are the world’s most persecuted faith”
“That’s why I’ve asked the Bishop of Truro…to conduct an independent review into the global persecution of Christians.”
WATCH: McDonnell ‘hopes’ Labour will get a “get a clean bill of health” from antisemitism investigation
The Shadow Chancellor was being asked about a possible intervention by the human rights watchdog.
Ultimately, Begum is a distraction. The main issue is not terrorists’ brides, but terrorists themselves. Where are they?
The Home Secretary is afloat on a sargasso sea of returning jihadis, human rights laws, bewildering intelligence, gaps in the law – and a shrieking media.
My only criticism of the Defence Secretary? That he was too diplomatic.
Thornberry can’t “guarantee” her foreign policy won’t indulge human rights abusers when Corbyn does exactly that
The Shadow Foreign Secretary is making pledges her leader seems unlikely to honour.
“I think it’s incumbent for me as someone of the left to call out governments and states of the left.”
Alastair Thompson: Corbyn – an apologist for the tyrant who rules Venezuela by fear. Let a Commons vote put him on the spot.
Let’s see if Labour stands with Venezuela’s oppressed. For what party could truly say that it supports labour, while lending support to the butchery of labourers?
The armed forces do not wish to be above the law. The Human Rights Act has had unforeseen consequences, which have caused injustice.
This autocratic thuggery is happening less than two hours’ flight away. We must not turn a blind eye to it.
Benedict Rogers: Hunt has made a strong start in placing values at the heart of British foreign policy
From Hong Kong to Yemen to Burma the Foreign Secretary is making positive steps. There is still more to do, however.
In justifying their defence of Austria’s ‘blasphemy law’, its judges seem to be not just expanding but changing the relevant protections in the Convention.
Josephine Hemmens: Transgender discrimination is wrong. But righting it mustn’t put people born as women in danger.
This process is clearly open to abuse from violent males, many of whom will go to any lengths to reach their victims.
The Khashoggi case shows that the UK’s alliance with Saudi Arabia serves neither our interests nor our values
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
Three members of the city’s democracy movement are flying in to share their concerns about the present situation and hopes for the future.