Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Walking Away From the ECHR Would Mean Closing Ourselves Off to the World

Sadiq Khan | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

While we rightly celebrate today, all is not rosy. Forces close to home are intent on weakening people's rights here, and undermining our standing abroad. The Tories are threatening to walk away from the ECHR and rip up our Human Rights Act, replacing it with a weaker Bill of Rights... Walking away from the ECHR would mean closing ourselves off to the world. This reverses centuries of history and is so very un-British. Our moral authority to press other countries on their human rights record - a cornerstone of our foreign policy - would be chopped off at the knees.

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Halabja and Kurdish Genocide in Iraq Shows We Must Move From 'Never Again' to 'Always Prevent'

John Slinger | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Politics
John Slinger

While many of the world's governments want to prevent genocide, they almost never act to achieve this aim. This despite most being signatories to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide which is explicitly designed to compel them to do just that.

More Than Words Required to Make Responsibility to Protect a Reality

John Slinger | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
John Slinger

What is happening in Syria now shows the futility of the words we use to conduct international diplomacy...We in Labour must not hide behind a naïve belief that any western intervention is an imperialist plot.

States 'Extinguishing' Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Davinder Kumar | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Globally, although the indigenous peoples represent only about 5 per cent of the world's population, they occupy one-fifth of entire earth's territory from the Arctic to the South Pacific. Despite their hold over vast swathes of land, indigenous peoples make up 15 per cent of the world's poor and one-third of the world's 900 million extremely poor rural people.

Former Archbishop Condemns Same Sex Marriages As 'Political Power Grab'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Politics

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has voiced his opposition to plans to legalise same-sex marriages. In an article for the Daily Mail,...

International Court To Decide Whether To Prosecute Kenyan Deputy PM Over Massacre

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

A decision by the International Criminal Court is due on Monday on whether six influential Kenyans accused of helping to orchestrate violence that kil...