August 13, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 6/8/2012 – 12/8/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

** The House of Commons and House of Lords are on Summer Recess. The House Commons will return on 3 September and the House of Lords on 8 October. **

Mon 6/8/2012

Back To Work Scheme: Media
A graduate has lost her legal challenge to a government scheme which she says forces people to work without pay.
BBC | Guardian

Rioting: Media
A man who was jailed following rioting in Nottingham last year is planning to challenge his conviction in the ECtHR.

Tues 7/8/2012

Sex Discrimination: Media
An equality watchdog is looking into claims a Birmingham play centre is excluding men.

Thurs 9/8/2012

Military Intelligence: Media
Britain’s role in supplying information to an American military ‘kill list’ in Afghanistan is being subjected to legal challenge amid growing international concern over targeted strikes against suspected insurgents and drug traffickers.

Fri 10/8/2012

Abortion: Media
Two Roman Catholic midwives who lost a legal battle to avoid taking part in abortion procedures are to have their appeal heard in January next year.

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