Total 13 Posts
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." (Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
The Conservatives are gunning for our human rights6 min read
The Conservatives are threatening our human rights. We need to be prepared to fight back.
Your mobile phone runs on Cobalt from DR Congo2 min read
It is highly probable that the battery of your mobile phone is sourced from cobalt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where an estimated 40,000 children are employed in cobalt mines.
Twitter and Elon Musk: Why free speech absolutism threatens human rights5 min read
Any moves by Elon Musk to remove content moderation on Twitter risk breaching corporate human rights obligations. Moderating content is a box that still needs to be ticked.
World Cup 2022: Qatar’s frantic countdown to a football tournament full of controversy5 min read
The stakes are high as over 1.2 million people prepare to travel to Qatar for the World Cup in November whilst calls to boycott the event as a response to concerns about the country’s human rights practices get stronger.
Channel crossings: No “soundbite” or “three word answer”.7 min read
I had a dream last night where I was briefing a Prime Minister about practical, humane, ways to reduce channel crossings. You could tell it was a dream because they actually listened.
Western countries are shipping refugees to poorer nations in exchange for cash6 min read
The UK plan to move asylum seekers on its shores to Rwanda has been met with stiff opposition from human rights organizations. But the UK Government persists, and Rwanda is all too willing.
Human rights and Tory wrongs.7 min read
Liz Truss is reportedly far ahead amongst Conservative party members who blame Rishi Sunak for defenestrating Boris Johnson – a view which Johnson himself is keen to foster... to prepare a triumphant return when Tory MPs decide to get rid of an inept Truss.