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Human rights are “the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled”.

Examples of rights and freedoms which are often thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life, liberty, and property, freedom of expression, pursuit of happiness and equality before the law; and social, cultural and economic rights, including the right to participate in science and culture, the right to work, and the right to education.

Human rights are protected by legal mechanisms which are attached to policies in every country, with varying levels of implementation of the law.

All humans are born with human rights and they cannot be removed, regardless of the status of implementation in their country.

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COVID-19: The pandemic highlights failures in healthcare tech

Bethany Morris explores the consequences of failures in healthcare tech, from vulnerable key workers to limiting COVID-19 infection.
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Rishi Sunak budget: The tampon tax has been abolished

The anticipated budget released by Chancellor Rishi Sunak abolishes the 5% tampon tax in the UK: Read more about period poverty on OAG.
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International Women’s Day: UN review the global situation for women

Let’s discuss the UN Women report, “Women’s Rights in Review 25 years after Beijing,” which documents how gender equality is functioning on International Women's Day.
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Scotland due to pass bill to eradicate period poverty

Scotland are due to set a global precedent with their bill to eradicate period poverty via free sanitary products.
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Marmot Review 2020: “Regressive” cuts hit most deprived areas

We have the essentials of the Marmot Review 2020 for you, including recommended policy measures to tackle health inequalities.
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European Commission: Personal cybersecurity via encrypted messaging

Signal is the messaging app that claims the highest level of personal cybersecurity: Why has the European Commission chosen this over other platforms?
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Jeff Bezos creates climate justice project with $10 billion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made a donation of $10 billion to his new climate justice project, the Bezos Earth Fund.
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Solitary confinement statistics show increased rate of suicides

New solitary confinement statistics show a very strong risk of unnatural death after inmates are released.
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What are the changes for UK employment law in 2020?

In this article, Sean Dempsey and Richard Lister of UK law firm, Lewis Silkin take a look at what’s coming up in UK employment law in 2020.
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Women activists face disproportionate violence for work

On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, a report examines activist stories across 21 countries and finds a global failure to protect women activists.
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How can you deal with xenophobia at work?

With racist and xenophobic ideas on the rise since the 2016 Brexit referendum, we discuss how you can actually deal with xenophobia at work.
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NHS hospitals: 16 new Changing Places toilets announced

Funding for 16 new Changing Places toilets is given for 10 NHS buildings in England.
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The City of Varberg: Varberg calling

Varberg's plan: Vision 2025 "Swedish west coast's creative hotspot" is a collective goal that was being engineered 2015.
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General Election: What will the Conservative impact on UK immigration be?

Sophie Barrett Brown, Senior Partner and Head of UK practice at Laura Devine, tells us what to expect from a Conservative impact on UK immigration.
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What are the UK’s Magnitsky provisions?

Here, John Binns talks us through the UK's version of the Magnitsky provisions and why they are unclear.
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Why Trump’s draconian refugee policies are nothing new to the UK

Here, Damon Culbert from Axis Solicitors highlights parallels between President Trump's refugee policies and UK laws, whilst exploring the impact of Brexit.
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How does illegal cattle farming create Amazon deforestation?

Today (26 November) a new report exposes how deforestation is caused by illegal cattle farming in the Amazon.
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What do the latest EU migration statistics mean for immigration?

In the run-up to the general election, legal experts Sophie Barrett-Brown and Miglena Ilieva discuss Conservative immigration promises with the latest EU migration statistics.
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UK government charges children £640 to apply for citizenship

In this article, Valerie Peay, Director for the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR), describes the profit-making scheme used by the UK government on children who apply for citizenship.
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Whistleblowing policy in the public sector

Andy Shettle discusses whistleblowing policy in the public sector, from the current level of transparency to how to create an efficient infrastructure.

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