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The French burqa ban: So much for Liberté!

In 2011, a French law came into effect which makes it illegal to cover one’s face in public. Even though lawyers for the French government emphasize that the law also applies to non-religious face-veiling garments, such as balaclavas and hoods, it is clear that its principal target is Muslim clothing, particularly the burqa and the niqab. 987 more words

Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights Holds Poland Responsible for Allowing CIA Torture & Rendition

Kevin Gosztola writes for Firedoglake:

‘The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Poland had violated the United Nations Convention Against Torture when it allowed the CIA to torture and abuse prisoners on its territory. 171 more words


ECHR withdrawal and a British Bill of Rights: some resources

There have been a number of recent blog posts in recent days considering different aspects of the possibility of UK withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights — a hare that was set running by media reports that the Conservative Party might be contemplating something along these lines.  274 more words

Human Rights

The Impact of International Human Rights Courts

Last November I attended an interesting conference on The Domestic Politics of International Human Rights Agreements.  It afforded me an opportunity to chat with… 1,034 more words

July meeting minutes

The minutes of the July meeting are available, with thanks to Karen.  Remember all recent minutes are posted on the About us tab.

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