Tag Archives: human rights

How an Islamist made the case for secularism

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A Pakistani cleric has found himself a victim of the very laws that he promotes.

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Five surprisingly bad places to be an atheist

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Annual report into the freedoms enjoyed globally by atheists shows that most states still show a strong bias towards religion.

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The EU must be more vocal in its criticism of Vladimir Putin

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While European governments have taken action against Russia’s violations of Ukrainian sovereignty, too little is being done about its violations of the rights and freedoms of its own population.

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The Conservatives’ plan to scrap the Human Rights Act will be applauded by dictators around the world

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Chris Grayling’s proposals are a calculated move to win over UKIP’s growing constituency of angry little men.

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The biggest threat to our human rights comes not from European judges in Strasbourg but from the Conservative party

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As the Kremlin looks on with glee, the Labour message must be clear: not in our name.

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The Tory double-think on human rights

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If we want to champion human rights abroad, we cannot undermine them at home.

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Labour’s alternative to the Tories’ assault on workers’ rights

There is an obvious link between Tory disdain at the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act – and it closely involved workers’ rights

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Labour must never turn its back on human rights

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The left should highlight the ways human rights help ordinary people on a daily basis.

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‘Rouhani smiles better. He talks better. But no changes have taken place’

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Iram Ramzan recently caught up with Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi during a talk about women’s rights, President Rouhani and the situation inside Iran.

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The PM’s role in securing a probe into Sri Lanka’s human rights violations should extend to India’s massacre of Sikhs

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The truth of what happened in India in 1984 deserves to be told, writes Hardeep Singh.

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