On 2 October it is the 17th birthday of the Human Rights Act – it came into force on 2 October 2000.
Rightsnfo is looking for inspiring stories of how people have used the Human Rights Act to publish as part of a birthday feature:
- Please send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
- No more than 150 words per story
- Send them by end of Friday 22 September
- Stories welcome from people who have used the Human Rights Act or lawyers who have used it on people’s behalf (please confirm you have your client/ex-client’s authorisation to share the story).
- If you have photos to share then please do so
Looking forward to seeing what people send in!
RightsInfo needs your help on a new campaign to show how protecting human rights is the best way to prevent bigotry, hatred and the rise of the far right.
We’ve all been shocked at the scenes of extremists on the march again. We need your help to fight back against these poisonous ideologies by producing a film for the International Day of Tolerance (16 November 2017), highlighting the discrimination and dehumanisation common to all genocides, and a series of other videos and features.
The crowdfunder launched this morning and we have already reached our first target of £4,000. Now we are working towards the stretch target of £9,000. Can you help?
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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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We’re looking for an enthusiastic, talented Project Coordinator to join our multi-award winning team.
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RightsInfo internship. This summer. London Living Wage. Deadline Sunday 2 July. Need I say more?
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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!
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 email@example.com 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!