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The Government's policies have created a "hostile environment causing grave violations on disabled people", Labour has claimed. Minister of State for disabled people, health and work Sarah Newton appealed to Opposition MPs in the Commons to "stop saying things which they know are not true" during a heated exchange with…
Controversial gay conversion therapies are to be banned under a new LGBT action plan outlined by the Government. The £4.5 million initiative aimed at making society more inclusive for the LGBT community brands so-called "gay cure" conversion therapies "abhorrent". The initiative follows a major Government survey which more than 108,000…
The Government faces renewed calls for buffer zones around abortion clinics after a High Court judge upheld a ban on protests outside a London facility. Ealing Council was the first in the country to create a 100-metre protest-free zone outside a Marie Stopes clinic in the west London borough following…
Immigration officials used powers of detention "unlawfully and inappropriately" to hold members of the so-called Windrush generation even though they were entitled to be in the UK, a parliamentary inquiry has found. In a damning report, MPs and peers on the Joint Committee on Human Rights said the Home Office's…
Humanists have hailed an Appeal Court ruling as paving the way for legally recognised marriages in Northern Ireland, despite losing a bid to have the current law declared in breach of human rights. A model and international footballer, who won the right to have a lawful humanist wedding in Northern…
A heterosexual couple fighting for the right to have a civil partnership have won a ruling at the UK's highest court that they are being discriminated against. Five Supreme Court justices unanimously allowed an appeal by Rebecca Steinfeld, 37, and Charles Keidan, 41. They are currently prevented from having a…
A rule which prevents some victims of sex offences from recovering compensation amounts to discrimination and a breach of human rights laws, senior judges have been told. The Court of Appeal in London is hearing the case of a woman who suffered serious sexual abuse at the hands of her…
Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws are incompatible with human rights legislation and need "radical reconsideration", the UK's highest court has urged. A majority of a seven-strong panel of Supreme Court justices ruled the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) had no legal standing to bring its challenge against the abortion…
The UK's highest court is set to rule on a challenge over the legality of Northern Ireland's strict abortion law. Seven Supreme Court justices in London will announce their decision on Thursday, at a time of intense political debate on the issue. The ruling by the panel of judges, headed…
Home Secretary Sajid Javid will be grilled by MPs over whether members of the Windrush generation were unlawfully detained. Mr Javid is to appear before the human rights parliamentary committee on Wednesday to explain how his department is protecting those in the immigration detention system. He was invited by the…
Ministers remain "absolutely" committed to reducing net migration to the tens of thousands, Downing Street insisted. Number 10 acknowledged that it would "take time" to reach the goal but the target remained in place. Theresa May's spokesman reiterated the commitment after Home Secretary Sajid Javid gave only lukewarm support for…
Five women in red robes, their heads hooded, veils over their faces, silently watched as parliamentarians on the Isle of Man gathered on a grassy hillside last July. They had come, unannounced and shrouded in mystery, to demonstrate against the island's current abortion laws on Tynwald day - the Manx…
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