The armed forces do not wish to be above the law. The Human Rights Act has had unforeseen consequences, which have caused injustice.
Posts Tagged: Human Rights
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.
What Parliament’s Security Committee began – and was frustrated by the Government in doing – judges must now complete.
Bob Seely: Perhaps the first war in which hospitals are the primary target. What I saw and heard on Syria’s border.
The doctors’ discussion comes after a long day’s training with a British trauma surgeon who teaches a Hostile Environment Surgical Training course.
Penny Mordaunt: We will get stick from the Corbynistas. And from the small-minded. But we are backing this move to support disabled people none the less.
We believe in freedom – which is why we’ve initiated this Global Disability Summit.
Tatchell defends anti-abortion protests – and tells how he got Cameron and Johnson to support same-sex marriage
The veteran LGBT campaigner says the former Prime Minister’s aides “were terrified I might try and kiss him, or superglue myself to the Cabinet table”.
We need strong and effective intelligence services. But we should demonstrate that this can be combined with decent and ethical standards of civilised conduct.
WATCH: Lidington – “We are neither shutting our eyes nor holding our noses” to Assad’s other war crimes
As well as punishing the use of chemical weapons, “we are seeking to hold Assad to account at the UN Security Council…despite the fact that he is protected by Russia”.
Major Robert Campbell faces investigation for the eighth time for the same allegation, despite being cleared time and time again. When will the Government halt this taxpayer funded bananza for human rights lawyers?
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.