Happy Birthday European Convention, UK Breaches Convention Rights: The Roundup
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Happy Birthday European Convention, UK Breaches Convention Rights: The Roundup

By Katie Jukes, Site Editor 4 Sep 2016
Institutions

This week we celebrated the 63rd birthday of the European Convention on Human Rights.  In the same week, the European Court of Human Rights held that the UK has violated the human rights of an asylum seeker.  

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Human Rights in the News

  • The French city of Nice has lifted a controversial burkini ban in the ongoing debate in France about Islamaphobia.  France’s Council of State has ruled that the ban in another French resort, Villeneuve-Loubet, “seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms.” [BBC]
  • Jeremy Corbyn announces a ‘Digital Bill of Rights’.  Every home and business in the UK would have guaranteed access to high-speed broadband as part of the Bill. [BBC]

This Week on RightsInfo

  • How British is the European Convention on Human Rights? [RightsInfo]
  • UK violates rights to liberty of woman with mental health issues in immigration detention [RightsInfo]
  • Forced Marriage: Is it A Human Rights Question? [RightsInfo]
  • Know Your ECHR From Your UDHR: These Are The Key Documents Which Protect Our Human Rights [RightsInfo]

Highlights from Twitter

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About The Author

Katie Jukes Site Editor

Katie Jukes is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Law department. She is a passionate believer in the protection of human rights and in communicating accurate, comprehensive information on human rights to the public.

Katie Jukes is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Law department. She is a passionate believer in the protection of human rights and in communicating accurate, comprehensive information on human rights to the public.