Calling all 15 to 24 year olds! For International Youth Day this Saturday 12 August I will be answering your burning human rights questions on video. This will be posted on RightsInfo and UK Human Rights Blog’s Facebook and Twitter.
Please submit these by 12pm tomorrow (Wed 9 August) by:
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It has just been the 6th anniversary of an important human rights case, that of Mark and Steven Neary. Steven, who is autistic, was detained in local authority care for over a year before his dad used the Human Rights Act to get him home.
RightsInfo has made a powerful short film to mark the anniversary and tell this important human rights story.
In these uncertain political times, it is more important than ever to tell the positive stories of human rights to counter the tabloid press and grow support for human rights laws. So please do share!
There is just over a week to go before the General Election next Thursday. Polls are narrowing, apparently.
If you are still not sure who to vote for, and you want to know how to factor in the parties’ positions on human rights to your decision, here are two things which should help:
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RightsInfo, the UK Human Rights Blog’s sister site, is looking for new volunteer writers. Do you have a passion for human rights and can you write about law for a lay audience? If so, please apply! All details below, via RightsInfo.
We’ve had a cracking start to the year, covering all the biggest human rights news from Brexit developments to the London terror attack, Tory MPs who say we must stay in the Human Rights Convention to why the Tampon Tax is a human rights issue.
Most of what we produce is written by our amazing volunteer team. To support our news coverage further, we’re seeking new volunteers to write for RightsInfo. We are looking for people with excellent writing skills and a good knowledge and understanding of UK human rights law. If you’re keen on British politics, Brexit or human rights in practice then all the better!
We particularly need people who have time to work on more responsive pieces mid-week as part of our news rota, but we’d love to hear from you even if that’s not you.
If you’d like to apply, send us:
- a brief statement on why you would be a good volunteer (max. 100 words)
- a summary in 150 words or fewer of this recent ‘right to die’ case, aimed at a lay audience – no legalese please!
- an indication of whether you would be able to be ‘on call’ one day per week to help us respond to breaking human rights news and, if so, which day of the week you would be able to cover
- All in the body text please – no attachments and no C.V.s please!
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10pm on Sunday 30th April with the subject line “Volunteer application – [NAME]” and with the case summary and other information all in the body text of the email. We regret that due to the high number of candidates expected, we cannot give individual feedback.
We look forward to hearing from you – good luck!
Last night I gave the annual Human Rights Lecture for the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Wales office.
My chosen topic was access to justice, human rights and fake news. I tried to sum up some of my experiences of setting up this blog and RightsInfo, made a probably ill-advised foray into cognitive psychology, and also gave some modest (and non-exhaustive!) proposals for what the human rights community could be doing to make things better.
Thank you for the EHRC for inviting me, to Cardiff University for their very gracious hosting and the audience who were really engaged and asked some difficult questions!
You can watch here or below. Comments most welcome.