criminalisation

  • June 13, 2017

    Amnesty International has issued a warning that the negotiations to establish the next UK Government must not trade away long overdue abortion law reform in Northern Ireland.

  • October 25, 2016

    A major drive to end the criminalisation of children living in residential homes will be launched today by the Howard League for Penal Reform.The two-year programme will be led by the charity with support from an advisory board and will be chaired by Michael Gove, a former Secretary of State at both Justice and Education.

  • April 28, 2016

    Amnesty International has called for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion law, which it branded “cruel and discriminatory”, as another 'abortion pills' case came before the courts in Belfast yesterday (27 April 2016) concerning a woman accused of supplying pills to assist her under-age daughter to induce a miscarriage.

  • November 20, 2015

    Doctors, midwives and health professionals from every region of the world have added their voices to the growing pressure for the decriminalisation of abortion, with 838 from 44 countries signing an open letter to governments, published today by Amnesty International.

  • December 11, 2013

    Those who promote criminalisation of, or violence against, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people cannot reasonably claim that this is a sign of Christian love, says Savitri Hensman, challenging a Church of England General Synod member's reported comments in Jamaica.

  • November 8, 2013

    A key European court has refused to rule that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex activity constitutes “persecution” for the purposes of EU asylum law.

  • May 27, 2010

    Figures released by the Youth Justice Board today suggest that the case of the 10 and 11 year-olds convicted of attempted rape this week is not such a rare occurrence.