May 2015 (4)
May 28 2015 6:58PM
MEPs vote to stop the conflict minerals trade in defiance of industry lobbying
On 20 May, the European Parliament took us all by surprise by voting in favour of a strong and binding law to tackle the deadly trade in conflict minerals. The trade in resources – such as gold, diamonds, tantalum, tin and coal –perpet...
May 27 2015 5:53PM
Five human rights issues to look out for following the Queen’s Speech
1. Human rights in the UK Much has been said about the Human Rights Act in the past couple of weeks – and today we could have faced a direct commitment to scrapping it imminently. Instead the government ‘will bring forward proposals fo...
May 27 2015 4:24PM
Robes, rods and our basic human rights
UPDATE: 11.30am, 28 May 2015 Thank you – nearly 7,000 of you emailed your MP in less than 24 hours to ask them to defend the Human Rights Act in the Homes Affairs debate on the Queen’s Speech today. This action is now closed as the Hom...
May 13 2015 6:13PM
A most serious threat to our human rights
So we’re really here. After years of misrepresentation , demonisation and untruths , has the Human Rights Act had its day? Will the government turn its back on the sense of fairness we’ve aspired to since Magna Carta to say that some r...