Human Rights

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

A ‘hard-core minority’ of young people are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says human rights campaigner

A ‘hard-core minority’ of young people are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says human rights campaigner

A ‘hard-core minority’ are committing LGBT+ hate crimes, says campaigner

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that there remains a "hard-core minority" of young people who commit hate crimes against LGBT+ people. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab receives five year prison sentence over tweets

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab receives five-year prison sentence over tweets

Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab jailed... again

Human rights groups have slammed the decision to imprison the man again

Liberal Democrat peer Anthony Lester resigns as spokesman over sexual harassment

Liberal Democrat peer Anthony Lester quits human rights role over sexual harassment claims

Liberal Dem peer quits human rights role over sexual harassment claims

Anthony Lester is no longer under the Lib Dem party whip

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

South Korean police officer 'forced 100 others to watch porn whilst on duty'

South Korean police officer 'forced 100 others to watch porn whilst on duty'

South Korean police officer 'forced 100 others to watch porn whilst on duty'

It is claimed the man made conscripted officers watch porn whilst they were waiting or travelling

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Miriam Gonzalez refused to comment on the ethics of Formula 1 operating in Dubai

Nick Clegg's wife Miriam Gonzalez backs grid girls verdict (but doesn't oppose F1 races in Dubai and Abu Dubai)

Nick Clegg's wife backs grid girls ban (but won't oppose races in sexist states)

Miriam Gonzalez, who supports the Inspiring Girls campaign, defended Formula 1's "sensible business decision" to get rid of its Grid Girls. However, when asked what she thought about F1 operating in countries where women's rights are scarce, she promptly zipped up.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

South Asian LGBT 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

South Asian LGBT: 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

South Asian LGBT: 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

Human rights group Karma Nirvana says call numbers from South Asians about LGBT issues are rising

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex relationships

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex relationships

US votes against UN resolution denouncing death penalty for same-sex couples

Despite the US voting against the resolution it still passed by 27 vote to 13, seven countries abstained

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Human rights group claims Syrian refugee school aid budgets are missing millions

Syrian refugee school budgets are missing millions, claims human rights group

Syrian refugee school budgets are missing millions, claims human rights group

Human Rights Watch says problems of getting Syrian refugees into education are magnified by lack of funds

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Canada grants asylum to LGBT people from Chechnya

Canada grants asylum to LGBT people from Chechnya

Canada grants asylum to LGBT people from Chechnya

The federal government and human rights groups are working together to move LGBT people out of the republic

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Germany votes to give compensation and quash convictions of gay men

Germany votes to quash convictions of gay men and compensate them

Germany votes to quash convictions of gay men and compensate them

It is believed around 5,000 people will be entitled to compensation for being criminalised under historical anti-homosexual laws

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

More than 10,000 parents of US citizen children detained in California every year

More than 10,000 parents of US citizens detained in California every year - report

Over 10,000 parents of US citizens detained in California every year - report

Human Rights Watch is calling on California to improve conditions for immigrants who are detained and ensure they have access to lawyers

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Saudi women to be able to get state services without male consent

Saudi Arabia relaxes laws on women and allows them to apply for state services without male consent

Saudi women to be able to get state services without male consent

Women in Saudi Arabia will be able to apply for government services without the permission of their male guardians under a new decree

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Human rights groups outraged after Saudi Arabia is elected to UN women's rights commission

Human rights groups outraged after Saudi Arabia elected to UN women's rights commission

Saudi Arabia causes outrage as it's elected to UN women's rights commission

Saudi Arabia segregates men and women who aren't related and does not allow women to drive

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

'Breaking our relationship with Saudi Arabia would damage the UK', says foreign affairs committee

Theresa May's Saudi Arabia visit is vital to UK interests, says foreign affairs committee chair

'Breaking our relationship with Saudi Arabia would damage the UK'

Crispin Blunt plays down human rights criticism in conversation with Sam Delaney

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Utah repeals law which prohibited homosexuality discussions in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Many schools banned all discussions of homosexuality and students were also unable to form LGBT groups due to the law, this has now changed

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

LISTEN: James Whale gets highly annoyed by Doctor Sue Onslow from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

LISTEN: James Whale gets very angry with Doctor Sue Onslow during Commonwealth debate

James Whale gets very angry with Doctor Sue Onslow during Commonwealth debate

James Whale was joined by senior research fellow to discuss whether the Commonwealth is still relevant - and he soon got more than little flustered with her responses