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22 May 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to lead Britain's delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a kick in the teeth to all Tamil-speaking people, writes Manny Thain.
27 March 2013
Over 700 leading lawyers - including 40 QCs - have signed human rights group Liberty's petition condemning the Justice and Security Bill and government plans to introduce secret courts into ordinary civil law, writes Dylan Murphy, Huddersfield.
22 January 2013
Well-known human rights lawyer in Kazakhstan, Vadim Kuramshin, has had his court appeal postponed until early February
12 December 2012
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex activists, and human rights campaigners, protested outside the Ugandan High Commission in London on 10 December against a repressive bill currently going through the Ugandan parliament
17 October 2012
Since its launch last year, Campaign Kazakhstan has succeeded in gaining support from prominent figures and trade unions
5 September 2012
Cellorhythmics, the forerunner of the non-classical cello movement, was founded by renowned Kazakh cellist Alfia Nakipbekova and award winning composer James Hesford...
29 August 2012
The well-known Kazakhstan human rights activist, Vadim Kuramshin, was released from custody on 28 August
7 August 2012
Vadim Kuramshin, a well-known human rights activist in Kazakhstan, has ended his hunger strike after authorities agreed to resume his trial...
26 July 2012
Vadim Kuramshin, a prison rights campaigner arrested six months ago on trumped-up charges, started a hunger strike on Monday of this week
25 July 2012
Despite massive repression in Kazakhstan, the ground is prepared for mass revolt against the bloody, corrupt regime of president Nursultan Nazarbayev. To the fore of this movement are the young Kazakh workers
24 April 2012
A former Libyan dissident, Abdel Hakim Belhadj is now taking legal action against British security forces and former Labour Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw.
15 March 2012
Step up campaign to end all state repression: Natalia Sokolova, who was sentenced last August to six years in prison for defending striking Kazakhstan oil workers, has been set free...
23 February 2012
This morning, staff at EHRC offices in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow mounted picket lines for a half-day strike against devastating cuts
19 January 2012
The POA are delighted that the European Court of Human Rights have accepted the Union's application for restoration of Trade Union Rights, writes Steve Gillan General Secretary of the POA stated:.
30 November 2011
The Con-Dems don't: Two recent reports highlight the plight of the elderly in England and Wales. Firstly, the Office for National Statistics reported 25,700 deaths due to cold weather in 2010/11
5 October 2011
What is happening to the democratic and civil liberties won over generations by working class people? In Britain, governments have used some of the repressive methods of totalitarian states
29 September 2011
The attempt by the local council to forcibly evict Travellers from their land at Dale Farm in Essex has highlighted the issue of Gypsies' and Travellers' rights in the UK
21 September 2011
"Kurmanov to be jailed?" is the headline emblazoned on the front page of Vzglyad, a business newspaper in Kazakhstan
14 September 2011
A Socialist Party member's case against the police tactic of 'kettling', containing protesters inside a police cordon, was taken to the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday 14 September...
7 September 2011
Since 31 August residents of 52 "unauthorised" plots at Dale Farm Travellers' site in Essex are under threat of forcible eviction, which Basildon council say will take place after 19 September, writes Dave Murray, Basildon Socialist Party.
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