This Is How We Made #50cases That Transformed Britain
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This Is How We Made #50cases That Transformed Britain

By Adam Wagner, Founder and Chair 28 Jun 2015
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So, have you seen our 50 Human Rights Cases That Transformed Britain?

If not, click here. Pretty cool, eh? It works on a phone but make sure you view it on a desktop computer or tablet for the full bubbly experience.

Can We Read #50cases As A… List?

What, you have something against bubbles? Anyway, sure you can – just click here

Did You Realise That Clicking On “Read The Full Story” Gets You To A Custom-Written Plain-English Summary Of The Case?

 

How great is that?

How Did We Find The Cases?

Image Credit: Marcin Dampc / Pexels

The list was crowdsourced through our sister site, the UK Human Rights Blog. We received around 70 entries. The final list was created entirely from those submissions. We didn’t curate or manipulate it in any way.

What Is The “Influence” Rating?

Did you notice that the bubbles are sized according to “influence”? That was calculated using the number of times each case had been “cited” (mentioned) in other cases.

Hang On, Isn’t One From the 18th Century?!

Yes, it came almost 200 years before the European Convention on Human Rights. But quite a few people saw Somerset v Stewart as a human rights case nonetheless, and we agree. Arguably, it was the first human rights case.

I’m Going To Miss My Daily RightsInfo Story

Oh, we have some good news for you. We’ll be carrying on with those, written as before by our wonderful Project Volunteers. Watch this space. This is only the beginning.

About The Author

Adam Wagner Founder and Chair

Adam is the founder and Chair of RightsInfo. In his day job, he is a barrister specialising in human rights law and is well known for his human rights communications work on social and mainstream media. In 2010 he set up the hugely successful UK Human Rights Blog.

Adam is the founder and Chair of RightsInfo. In his day job, he is a barrister specialising in human rights law and is well known for his human rights communications work on social and mainstream media. In 2010 he set up the hugely successful UK Human Rights Blog.