Archive for the ‘Weekly human rights updates’ Category

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 [...]

August 6, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 30/7/2012 – 5/8/2012

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. ** Tues 31/7/2012 Racism: Media A former Royal Mail postal worker who was sacked after complaining about colleagues’ racism has been awarded compensation at an employment [...]

July 30, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 23/7/2012 – 29/7/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

** The House of Commons is on Summer Recess and will return on 3 September. ** Mon 23/7/2012 Justice and Security Bill: House of Lords Line by line examination of the Bill took place during the final day of committee stage. Full transcript Religious Freedom: Media A seminar was held on Article 9 ECHR, with [...]

July 23, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 16/7/2012 – 22/7/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

Mon 16/07/2012 Equality and Human Rights Commission: House of Commons The Commission’s 2011-12 annual report and accounts was laid before the House. Copies will be available in the Vote Office. Lynne Featherstone, Under-Sec of St for Equalities, Lib Dem Full transcript Terrorism (NI): House of Commons There are still a small number who favour violence [...]

July 16, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 9/7/2012 – 15/7/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

Mon 9/7/2012 Deportation: House of Commons The Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules has come into effect today. As to the Human Rights Act, the Home Secretary has made her views known publicly on a number of occasions. Theresa May, Home Secretary, Conservative Full transcript Phone Hacking: Judiciary In Philips v Mulcaire, the Supreme Court [...]

July 9, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 2/7/2012 – 8/7/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

Mon 2/7/2012 European Convention on Human Rights: House of Commons The attempt to make the European Union a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights is something I have considerable difficulties with. David Cameron, Prime Minister, Conservative Full transcript Equality and Human Rights Commission: House of Commons A summary of responses to the Government’s [...]

July 2, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 25/6/2012 – 1/7/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

Mon 25/6/2012 Extradition: House of Lords The only issue for the Home Secretary to consider is whether Gary McKinnon’s extradition would contravene his human rights and she is currently reviewing all the relevant material, including extensive representations provided by his solicitors. Lord Henley, Min of St for Crime Prevention, Conservative Full transcript Extradition: Media Labour [...]

June 18, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 11/6/2012 – 17/6/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

Mon 11/06/2012 Military Conduct: Media Human rights group Liberty is to apply for a judicial review into the inquest of a soldier who hanged herself after alleging two colleagues had raped her. BBC Tues 12/06/2012 Justice and Security Bill: House of Commons The Government’s response to the consultation was laid before the House and a [...]

May 27, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 21/5/2012 – 27/5/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

Mon 21/5/2012 Immigration: House of Commons A brief discussion was had concerning immigration and Article 8. New immigration rules will be in place by this summer with the Government currently considering the response to the public consultation. Theresa May, Home Secretary, Conservative (responding) Full transcript Equality and Human Rights Commission: House of Commons Figures were [...]

May 21, 2012 Off

Latest human rights developments in the UK: 14/5/2012 – 20/5/2012

By Justin Glenister in Weekly human rights updates

Mon 14/5/2012 European Court of Human Rights: House of Commons A brief discussion was had on progress made in reforming the operation of the court with the issues of case backlog and the Brighton Declaration being touched upon. Mr Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, Conservative (responding) Full transcript Bill of Rights: House of [...]