Following yesterday's Queen’s Speech, the families of Private Cheryl James, Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement and Alice Gross have condemned the Government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act in favour of a weakened 'British Bill of Rights'.
The Jewish human rights charity, René Cassin, and the civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty have marked Holocaust Memorial Day by emphasising the link between the Holocaust and the development of safeguards to protect human rights.
The power to stop, search, detain, question and seize documents from anyone travelling through a UK airport under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with Article 10 of the Human Rights Act, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (19 January).
The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty will today launch a legal challenge to the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme, which forces people with more than one conviction to divulge them forever when applying for certain types of work, regardless of individual circumstances or the minor nature of the offences.
Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell has created a new children’s picture book for Amnesty International, with 16 simple illustrations of the protections contained in the Human Rights Act. The collaboration marks a rare intervention by a laureate in a contentious issue.
If the Conservative Party wins the next election, it will scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights with “a whole range of caveats”, stated Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.