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Amnesty has called on former residents of Magdalene Laundry-type institutions in Northern Ireland to report their experiences to the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
Quakers in Britain have welcomed today’s vote (5 February) in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
Advice Workers from the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group have secured nearly one third of a million pounds in compensation for asbestos victims.
A large-scale operation is under way in Syria to secure safe water supplies for more than 10 million people, says UNICEF.
The Greek authorities must investigate accusations of torture after mugshots of four suspects were doctored apparently to remove signs of injury, Amnesty has said.
A new national campaign aimed at making Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer for all has been launched by Shelter Scotland.
The Malian army has committed serious human rights breaches plus violations of international humanitarian law, say human rights groups.
Predictions that the new Archbishop of Canterbury would make a dramatic attack on the government over its marriage bill have proved wide of the mark.
Despite a huge, concerted campaign by some politicians, churches and pressure groups to thwart marriage equality, other faith groups back it.