Justice Secretary Liz Truss reiterated the Conservatives’ manifesto commitment to create a British Bill of Rights. Controversy over the decision of some French municipalities to ban ‘burkinis’. We celebrate Team GB’s Rio success with 6 times the Olympics and human rights clashed.
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Human rights in the news
- Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, says there WILL be a British Bill of Rights: [RightsInfo] [Telegraph]
- And…Scottish Human Rights Commission condemns UK Government plans for British Bill of Rights [Commonspace]
- French cities ban the ‘Burkini’: [RightsInfo] [BBC]
- New report into gender pay gap: [RightsInfo] [BBC] [IFS press release]
- A former Met Police officer won her case over a breach of human rights and misuse of private information, when she went on holiday while on sick-leave: [BBC]
New on RightsInfo
- Independent Reviewer says there is a ‘proven case’ for wide governmental spying: [RightsInfo]
- Living In A Multi-Faith Society Is About More Than Human Rights [RightsInfo]
- 6 historic times the Olympics and Human Rights clashed: [RightsInfo]
- Hot Human Rights Reads to Round Off A Sizzling Summer: [RightsInfo]
Highlights from Twitter
— Myles Jackman (@MylesJackman) August 22, 2016
— (((Ryan))) (@Ry1n_B) August 26, 2016
— Tanya Palmer (@TanyaVPalmer) August 24, 2016
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