Big news this week was the controversy over the long awaited pardon proposed to gay and bisexual men convicted under historic gross indecency laws.
We also had a great response to our compilation of Top 50 human rights tweeters – see below for more.
Human rights in the news
- UK security agencies unlawfully collected data for 17 years, court rules [Guardian] [The Canary]
- Second Fresh Investigation Into Deepcut Barracks Death Triggered by Human Rights Act [RightsInfo] [BBC]
- UK policy to deport refugees for ‘extremist behaviour’ criticised [Guardian]
The week at RightsInfo
- 35th Anniversary of Dudgeon v UK leading to decriminalisation of homosexuality in Northern Ireland [RightsInfo]
- Thousands of Convicted Gay Men To Be Pardoned, Even If They Are Dead [RightsInfo] [Guardian]
- The Top Human Rights Tweeters You Need To Follow [RightsInfo]
- How can you ‘Unlock Detention’? #Unlocked16 [RightsInfo]
- Why Human Rights Are Essential For Tackling Poverty [RightsInfo]
- Parliamentary Committee Seeks Answers Over Plans To Suspend Human Rights Laws In Armed Conflicts [RightsInfo]
Some great tweets this week responding to our Top Human Rights Tweeters You Need To Follow.
— Liora Lazarus (@LioraLazarus) October 19, 2016
The time to build a human rights respecting community is now. Let's get on to the front foot. https://t.co/D0oDU5oAGF
— Edward Waller (@A1r1ght) October 19, 2016
A great list (and we're honoured to be in it and in such good company!) https://t.co/F40ivHFEeX
— Bingham Centre (@BinghamCentre) October 19, 2016
The week in quotes
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