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Law Resources: Cases
Database of European Court of Human Rights judgments.
Law Resources: Human Rights
Over 1000 reports and commentaries, dating back to 1998, on human rights cases - regularly updated; practical guidance on the Human Rights Act and the Convention; articles on human rights issues.
Provides summaries of recent human rights decisions from national courts in Commonwealth jurisdictions free of charge through a browse facility and a search engine. Many of the cases summarised are unpublished decisions which are not readily available in other jurisdictions.
Respect for human rights and dignity, together with the principles of freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law, are values common to all European Union (EU) countries. They also guide the EU's action both inside and outside its borders. European action in this area is based on the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to which the Charter of Fundamental Rights, proclaimed in 2000, is annexed. Since 2009, the Charter has been legally binding on the EU institutions and national governments (when they are implementing EU law). The Charter is consistent with the European Convention on Human Rights (adopted in the framework of the Council of Europe). However, it does not, as such, establish any new rights but serves to gather together existing rights that had been scattered between different sources.
Freedom, Security and Justice
Full text of the Convention as amended by the Protocols.
Database of European Court of Human Rights judgments.
Gives direct access to the content of over 3,000 human rights websites. Filters out non-relevant content: only the pages from websites with a main focus on human rights are indexed.
The IBA's Human Rights Institute is creating a worldwide directory of organisations offering assistance to the rule of law.
Over 400 reports and commentaries on human rights cases dating back to 1998, practical guidance on the Human Rights Act and the Convention, articles and discussion forum.
RightsInfo is about using social media to find new ways to talk about and deliver human rights stories and information. We believe there is huge potential to do a better job at explaining why human rights matter and how they can change people's lives.
Is Sir Cliff Richard’s Court Victory A Game Changer For The Media?
Committee Tells Government To Stop Selling Weapons To Human Rights Abusers
Net Neutrality: Unpacking The Digital Battleground In Human Rights
Supreme Court Hears Final Challenge Against Controversial Single Parent Benefit Cap
Is the UK Government About To Commit To Its Plan To Outlaw Gay Conversion Therapy?
New Report On Legal Aid Cuts Reveals “Grave Concerns” For Enforcement Of Human Rights
Human Rights Committee Debate the Growing Problem of Solitary Confinement and Restraint in Youth Detention
Cliff Richard Wins High Court Privacy Battle Over BBC Police Raid Coverage
Committed to the promotion and protection of human rights and the establishment and strengthening of the rule of law worldwide. It carries out its work by means of research, training, publications and capacity building. It collaborates with governments, intergovernmental organisations, academics, students and civil society, and has implemented programmes worldwide.
Aims to provide an easily understood guide to the Human Rights Act 1998, explaining its relevance and impact in many different areas of law ranging from rights of privacy to rights of peaceful protest.
The Directory: Courts and Tribunals: International
Administers the European Convention of Human Rights, sitting in Strasbourg. Operates within the framework of the Council of Europe as opposed to the European Union.
The Directory: Government Departments
We work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public. MOJ is a ministerial department, supported by 39 agencies and public bodies.
News story: Reappointment of a Commissioner of the Law Commission
Open consultation: Call for evidence - review of legal aid for inquests
Press release: Government seeks views on legal aid for inquests
Research and analysis: The demand for and use of illicit phones in prison
Research and analysis: Understanding the process and experience of recall to prison
Decision: Chartered Institute of Legal Executives decision letter from Lord Chancellor, David Gauke
Press release: Click to accept jury service in an instant
Guidance: Magistrate advisory committee recruitment information
The Directory: Human Rights Organisations
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have: more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights; more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
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Bail for Immigration Detainees is an independent charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. We work with asylum seekers and migrants, in removal centres and prisons, to secure their release from detention.
The Campaign for Freedom of Information is the UK's leading voice defending freedom of information. We advise the public on using the FOI Act, encourage good practice by authorities, provide FOI training and try to improve how the Act works. The Campaign is in financial difficulty and urgently needs your help to continue this important work.
Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions – what do they mean in practice
Response to the ICO’s call for comments on its draft ‘Regulatory Action Policy’
Submission on NHS secrecy to Joint Committee
Andy Slaughter MP’s 2nd reading speech
Parliament to debate bill to bring contractors, housing associations and others under FOI
Invite to FoI Meeting at Scottish Parliament on 20th June 2018
Using the FOI Act training, 27 June 2018
Private nursing misconduct hearings part of a move that would conceal NHS safety problems
A grass-roots movement campaigning for democracy, rights and freedoms.
Defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights in all digital rights issues.
Represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations interested in the promotion of human rights throughout Europe and beyond.