Human Rights

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Lawyers for the family of murdered Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh have submitted a new complaint against Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The complaint alleges that Ms Abu-Akleh and another Al Jazeera journalist, Ali Samoudi, were deliberately targeted by Israeli forces de

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Professor Alan Miller will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Legal Awards on Thursday. Professor Miller is an expert in human rights law and has four decades of experience as a human rights practitioner, including being unanimously elected by the Scottish Parliament to an eight-

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Hungary is set to lose billions of euros of EU funding in connection with breaches of the principles of the rule of law under proposals from the European Commission. Around €7.5 billion could be withheld pending Hungary's implementation of remedial measures agreed after months of talks between

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The annual report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the death penalty confirmed that Saudi Arabia, along with other countries, has resumed executions in light of widespread violations of international law. The report was issued in the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, covers the per

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Former senator Lord Glennie has been urged to step down from his role at a court in the Middle East over “egregious human rights abuses” in the region, The Times reports. Last year he was sworn in as a judge of the Court of Appeal in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts

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Lady Hale has defended the Human Rights Act, which the UK government wants to replace with a new Bill of Rights. In an interview with The Guardian, the former president of the Supreme Court said: "The Human Rights Act is a perfectly good piece of legislation. There’s absolutely no need to scra

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The Ethiopian authorities must urgently launch an impartial investigation into the summary killing of over 400 Amhara residents of Tole Kebele in Oromia region on 18 June, Amnesty International said today. Hundreds of people were killed and scores injured in an attack that survivors and victims&rsqu

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Lady Hale, the former president of the UK Supreme Court, has warned of the "risks and dangers" posed by the Bill of Rights in a speech delivered in Belfast. The retired judge was invited to give the keynote address at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's (NIHRC) annual human rights le

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the Scottish government to set out a timescale for removing components from its security systems produced by a firm linked to repression of Uighurs in China. His comments come as a group of 67 MPs and lords have called on the UK gover

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Russia has been told by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to stay the execution of two British men serving in the Ukrainian army who were captured in Mariupol and sentenced to death. The applicants, Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, are British citizens who were born in 1973 and 1994, respectiv

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The UK government's Bill of Rights will severely weaken rights protection in the UK, cause unnecessary legal uncertainty, have serious consequences for the devolved settlements and Good Friday Agreement and is inconsistent with our international obligations under the European Convention on Human Rig

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The Scottish Human Rights Commission and Law Society of Scotland have expressed misgivings about the UK government's Bill of Rights. Ian Duddy, chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, said the bill would "water down human rights protections".

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