Tuesday, 9 December 2014

United Kingdom: Human rights news file 2014 | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE

United Kingdom: Human rights news file 2014 | HUMANERIGHTSEUROPE

ON 9 DECEMBER 2014, the Council of Europe released its news coverage report on ECHR human rights observance and violation in the United Kingdom. Stories include:

- Failings of the United Kingdom's social welfare benefits including the inadequacy of some short-term and long-term incapacity benefits.

- Following the death of Anthony Pritchard's son, who was killed in Iraq whilst he served as a member of the Territorial Army, the UK government agreed to pay a friendly settlement. The claim brought against the government was due to a failure to provide a full investigation into the circumstances of the death in violation of Articles 2 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

- In  Firth v. the United Kingdom and 10 follow-up prisoner applications on voting rights, the European Court of Human Rights found that the UK was in violation of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections) to the European Convention on Human Rights.  

 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Unicef Raises Awareness of Children's Rights and Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the CRC


UNICEF Raises Awareness of Children's Rights and Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child