Scotland to defend Human Rights Act

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT will strongly oppose any attempt to weaken the UK Human Rights Act, Equalities and Human Rights Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has said. In a detailed evidence submission to the UK Independent Human Rights Review, which was established by...

Chancellor ‘gambling with the recovery’

COMMENTING ON THE BUDGET statement from the UK Government, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The chancellor is making a dangerous bet on the economy bouncing back on its own. He is gambling with the recovery when he should have acted to create jobs. “We are...

ICC to investigate in Palestinian territories

THE NEWS THAT FATOU BENSOUDA, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has opened a formal investigation into the “Situation in Palestine” is a historic breakthrough, says Amnesty International. The investigation will cover crimes committed in the...

Inquiry into women’s well-being in prisons

AN INFLUENTIAL CROSS-PARTY PANEL of MPs and peers have launched an inquiry  to look into growing evidence that prisons have a damaging impact on women’s health and well-being. The inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System (APPG) will...

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