FearMeForIAmPink + human-rights   17

Detention centre staff speak out in defiance of new asylum secrecy laws | Australia news | The Guardian
'More than 40 health workers and humanitarian staff challenge the government to prosecute them for disclosing abuses at detention centres'
asylum-seekers  immigration  Australia  abuse  censorship  human-rights 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Human Rights Act to be replaced with Warhammer rulebook
"If you are claiming a right to privacy, for example, we roll two twenty-sided dice to determine your score, take away any debuffs – low income, being foreign – and measure it against the government’s own total."
amusing  parody  The-Daily-Mash  silly  Westminster  human-rights  Warhamster  Gaming  minature-wargames 
may 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Where next for the Human Rights Act? | Second reading
I find the comment 'The suggestion that you’ve got to apply the human rights convention even on the battle-fields of Helmand' flabbergasting. THE ENTIRE POINT of Human Rights is that they apply everywhere.
WTF  Westminster  politics  human-rights  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  what-the-everliving-fuck  Conservatives 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Met officers face judge over mentally disabled case - Channel 4 News
And their response? 'It's too much hard work to take people's disabilities into account, so we shouldn't have to!'
posttofacebook  human-rights  discrimination  police  fail  people-suck  disability 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Court says child circumcision 'an assault' - Europe - Al Jazeera English
German ruling says "fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of parents".
posttofacebook  law  culture  religion  human-rights  medicine  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Uzbekistan's policy of secretly sterilising women
'[the BBC] has talked to women sterilised without their knowledge or consent.'
medicine  children  pregnancy  human-rights  Uzbekistan 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
How one man escaped from a North Korean prison camp | World news | The Guardian
Rather harrowing tale of someone born in a prison camp, their forced labour, betrayals, imprisonment, torture, and eventual escape.
international-affairs  posttofacebook  human-rights  Korea  North-Korea 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Hillary Clinton declares 'gay rights are human rights'
'The US has publicly declared it will fight discrimination against gays and lesbians abroad by using foreign aid and diplomacy to encourage reform.'
LGBT  human-rights  fairness  discrimination  USA  international-affairs 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Young foreign spouses ban revoked after court case
"The government is to change immigration rules after the Supreme Court declared its ban on non-EU foreign spouses aged under 21 coming to the UK was unlawful."
interesting  law  marriage  relationships  human-rights  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Kenneth Clarke prepares for 'enforced retirement' following cat spat with May | Politics | The Guardian
'David Cameron is assessing whether to clear out the bulk of Clarke's Ministry of Justice in a long-awaited reshuffle, after what No 10 regards as a series of blunders.'
politics  human-rights  Conservatives  comment  stupidity  interesting  the-coalition 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Home Secretary Theresa May wants Human Rights Act axed
'The home secretary has called for the Human Rights Act to be scrapped, less than a fortnight after Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said it was "here to stay".'
news  politics  human-rights  interesting  people-suck 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Human beings need human rights – in Britain as well as Libya | Nick Clegg | Comment is free | The Guardian
"While British governments have called for greater human rights abroad, they have too often belittled them at home."
interesting  Lib-Dems  rights  human-rights  via-Andrew-Ducker 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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