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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Helen Bamber, human rights advocate and Amnesty co-founder, dies

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Tireless rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies British human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, an early member of Amnesty International, has died at the age of 89, the charity she founded said. Bamber, who died on Thursday, worked in the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp in 1945 to help survivors. She went on to work for human rights in a career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579440/helen-bamber-human-rights-advocate-and-amnesty-co-founder-dies
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    British minister vows to quit convention on human rights

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manchester Home Secretary blasts rules making it difficult for country to boot out 'dangerous foreigners' Minister vows to quit convention on human rights Home Secretary Theresa May said yesterday her ruling Conservative party would take Britain out of the European Convention on Human Rights if re-elected in 2015. She said she would include such a promise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1321744/british-minister-vows-quit-convention-human-rights
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain seeks radical reform of EU ties

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 08:52pm by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London PM Cameron says UK may leave European Convention on Human Rights Prime Minister David Cameron ratcheted up the rhetoric against Europe on Sunday by demanding a radical change to Britain’s ties with the European Union and offering the prospect of an exit from the continent’s principal treaty on human rights. Europe poses one of the biggest obstacles to Cameron’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1320777/britain-seeks-radical-reform-eu-ties
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    British judges defy EU by ruling in favour of whole-life jail terms

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:14am by BLOOM

    ... and robbery, had his sentence increased to life by the appeals judges. The European Court of Human Rights said in July that sentences without the possibility of release constituted inhumane treatment. ... relationship with the human rights court and the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership by the end of 2017. And British lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1430723/british-judges-defy-eu-ruling-favour-whole-life-jail-terms
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British PM David Cameron pledges tax cuts for 30 million

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:42am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Britain's Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights to assert the British parliament's supremacy over the European Court of Human Rights. In another pledge Cameron said he ... work hard and do the right thing we say you should keep more of your own money to spend as you choose." Vowing to "build a Britain that everyone is proud to call home", Cameron ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1607284/british-pm-david-cameron-pledges-tax-cuts-30-million
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    David Cameron distances UK from Dalai Lama and Tibet to woo Beijing

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 08:56pm by GDN

    ... of an internal London debate that was won by finance minister George Osborne. As the Free Tibet group called on the prime minister to raise the issue of human rights in Tibet, Downing Street sources said ... by Cameron that Britain's relationship with China was of such economic and geopolitical significance that it could not allow British sensitivities over human rights to complicate matters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1369743/cameron-distance-united-kingdom-dalai-lama-and-tibet-issue
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Files on UK role in CIA abductions accidentally 'soaked in water'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:11am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Human rights groups suspect a cover-up after official says documents accidentally destroyed Files on UK role in CIA abductions 'soaked in water' ... were destroyed accidentally when they became soaked with water. In a statement human rights groups said "smacked of a cover-up", the department maintained that records of flights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550726/files-uk-role-cia-abductions-accidentally-soaked-water
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    UN’s Rashido Manjoo slams Britain's ‘boys’ club sexist culture’

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... centre for women during her 16-day fact-finding visit to Britain. In an initial report on violence against women, the South African human rights expert said legal and policy responses focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484480/uns-rashido-manjoo-slams-britains-boys-club-sexist-culture
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Boris Johnson says his office didn't coddle Chinese developer in London

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 08:07am by GDN

    ... of homes, Johnson said he had not been told about this, but human rights-related claims were not a factor in the bid. When asked if he should have found out about the removals, Johnson replied: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1640771/boris-johnson-says-his-office-didnt-coddle-chinese-developer-london
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British court freezes Abu Hamza extradition

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 09:11pm by Associated Press in London

    ... will happen “urgently”, a spokeswoman said. The European Court of Human Rights on Monday upheld an April 10 ruling that it made approving the extradition from Britain of Hamza, Fawwaz and three other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1047922/british-court-freezes-abu-hamza-extradition

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