Get the facts: Human rights

30 March 2021

Government asylum claims based on unpublished data

The Home Office said 60% of asylum seekers entered the country illegally but this is based on unpublished statistics

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Government asylum claims based on unpublished data
19 March 2021

Saying your religion is ‘Freedom’ on the census won’t make it a recognised belief

To establish a recognised belief you have to win a legal claim in court.

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Saying your religion is ‘Freedom’ on the census won’t make it a recognised belief
1 June 2018

Abortion, human rights, and devolution

What can the Northern Ireland Assembly do?

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Abortion, human rights, and devolution
27 April 2018

How immigration law changed for Commonwealth citizens

Theresa May, Diane Abbott and the Immigration Act 2014

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How immigration law changed for Commonwealth citizens
1 February 2018

How sweet is sixteen? Legal age limits in England and Wales

You’re legally a child until the age of 18, but the minimum legal age is 16 for some things.

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How sweet is sixteen? Legal age limits in England and Wales
20 November 2017

Has the government banned the term 'pregnant woman'?

The term 'pregnant woman' is not being banned by the government. It’s not even being discouraged.

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Has the government banned the term 'pregnant woman'?
27 October 2017

Is it legal to kill people fighting for Islamic State in Syria?

There’s no single authoritative statement of what’s allowed in international law.

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Is it legal to kill people fighting for Islamic State in Syria?
5 June 2017

Counter-terrorism powers

TPIMs, internment and Control Orders: how the government has tried to control terror suspects.

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Counter-terrorism powers
7 October 2016

Human rights law means police warnings for people at risk of being killed

Recent reports on the role of the European Court of Human Rights in police ‘threat to life’ warnings are only partially correct.

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Human rights law means police warnings for people at risk of being killed
6 October 2016

Clamping down on human rights lawyers

Why is the government so upset about "activist, left-wing human rights lawyers"? Joshua Rozenberg explains.

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Clamping down on human rights lawyers

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