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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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Researchers uncover new phishing scams on activists

Research by Amnesty Tech found that new phishing scams are being used to target the email addresses of activists, to determine their location, passwords and secret work.
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Bangladesh will return Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Myanmar and Bangladesh will undergo plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees, despite no evidence that Rohingya genocide has stopped in Rakhine State.
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Australia: Overmedication of older people in nursing homes

Australia passed a new rule that allows nursing homes to continue the physical restraint and overmedication of older people.
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Netanyahu bans members of US Congress from Israel

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have supported a boycott campaign in protest of Israeli policies, which led to Prime Minister Netanyahu banning both congresswomen from entering the country.
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Supreme Court refuses to lift restrictions on Jammu and Kashmir

The Supreme Court of India refused to pass an order lifting severe restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, and also further extended the communications blackout in the region.
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Are basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir?

Indian authorities have continued to keep measures in anticipation of unrest that put basic freedoms at risk in Kashmir.
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Saudi government proposes legal reform for women

The Saudi government has announced legal reforms for women whilst women activists remain locked up, Human Rights Watch said today.
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India: Revoking Article 370 will cause tensions and unrest

India's revoking of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir is likely to inflame tensions and increase the risk of violence, Amnesty International India said.
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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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The Trump effect: Racism has become fashionable again

Here, Ana González, Partner at Wilson, discusses her work with Central Americans applying for asylum whilst navigating the increasingly hostile attitude toward them, known as The Trump effect.
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New UN ‘List of Shame’ does not cover children in conflict

The United Nations secretary-general omitted countries responsible for grave violations against children in conflict in his new “list of shame”.
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What is happening to prisoners in South Sudan?

Six prisoners in South Sudan should be unconditionally released after being unlawfully detained without trial since November 2018, say Human Rights Watch.
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#NotYourPorn: UK companies profit from ‘Revenge Porn’

In this article, #NotYourPorn Founder Kate Isaacs discusses the holes in the UK’s current Revenge Porn laws, and how the announced legal reform doesn’t address the porn industry.
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US should give Syrian people the right to stay says United Nations

President Trump should renew the grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to almost 7,000 Syrians living in the United States, who have the legal right to stay under US law.
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PM Johnson must stop arms export to Saudi Arabia says Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said that PM Boris Johnson must address the rising use of food banks, the ongoing weapons export to Saudi Arabia and the genuine application of human rights in foreign policy.
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The Cabinet reshuffle: Who is in PM Boris Johnson’s team?

Here, we look at who made it into PM Johnson’s chosen few after the Cabinet reshuffle.
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Priti Patel must reform inhumane immigration system says Amnesty UK

Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen advises Home Secretary Priti Patel to reform the inhumane immigration system, which is considered by legal experts to be 'broken'.
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Abortion is now legal in Northern Ireland

On 22 July, LGBT marriage and abortion is now legal through legislation passed in UK parliament, soon to become law for Northern Ireland.
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UK immigration reform: Home Office is the weakest link

Immigration solicitor Anne Morris questions how the Home Office will deliver complete UK immigration reform when it is already struggling under the current status quo.
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Sudan: Life without the internet

Since June 3rd, Sudan has been experiencing an almost-complete internet blackout with devastating effects on the lives of citizens, such as their ability to communicate and organise protests.

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