British Bill of Rights, Burkini Ban & Bake Off – This Week’s Human Rights News & Views
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British Bill of Rights, Burkini Ban & Bake Off – This Week’s Human Rights News & Views

By Naomi Webber, Writer 28 Aug 2016
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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]

PS. In the spirit of Great British Bake Off’s return, we re-shared our post on the infamous ‘gay cake’ case. Please Tweet us if you know of more baked-goods-related human rights cases.

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Featured image – Burkini image © Giorgio Montersino, used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License. Liz Truss image © mrgarethm, used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License. Cake image © Brad Micklea, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Licence

About The Author

Naomi Webber Writer

Naomi completed her law degree at Oxford and LLM at UCL. Since then, she has worked as a research assistant and undergraduate teaching fellow. She will commence pupillage in 2018.

Naomi completed her law degree at Oxford and LLM at UCL. Since then, she has worked as a research assistant and undergraduate teaching fellow. She will commence pupillage in 2018.