Human Rights

Total 62 Posts

How COVID-19 became a cover to reduce refugee rights.

5 min read
Some governments are using COVID-19 as an excuse to double down on border closures as well as using migration policy to demonstrate the robustness of their response to it.

Are you ready to give up your right to protest?

6 min read
Can we just retreat and shout at the TV news when our civil liberties are further curtailed by government?

Sarah Everard vigil shows the urgent need to protect the right to protest.

4 min read
If passed, the Police & Crime Bill will create even more powers to disrupt and prevent protest, and give police further discretion to intervene in and shut down protests.

Refugees: Safety is a subjective matter.

3 min read
The Sovereign Borders Bill risks not only violating international law, but leaving asylum seekers in danger.

Refugees have become “props” for organisations to make a wider point.

3 min read
Some people rightly argue for their right to privacy from the press and their right to choose to release information about themselves if, and when, they wish to do so. Refugees don’t get to choose.

Imagine it were you...

4 min read
When you hear Priti Patel talk about increasing deportations or denying asylum applications, imagine it was you. Imagine your life ripped apart and being sent back into the hands of traffickers. This does not stop trafficking.

UN rights office ‘deeply dismayed’ by Navalny sentencing.

2 min read
The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has expressed dismay over the sentencing of Russian opposition politician and activist Aleksei Navalny, and urged the Russian authorities to release scores of his supporters arrested during rallies protesting his detention.
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