You’ll never walk alone – Hillsborough and the Human Rights Act

We are pleased to welcome this guest post from Dr Claire McCann, Human Rights Officer (Rights in Practice) with the Human Rights Consortium. Yesterday was a significant day for the families of those people killed in Hillsborough, who have fought so hard to discover the truth of what happened on that fateful day 27 years…Continue reading You’ll never walk alone – Hillsborough and the Human Rights Act

Scrapping the Human Rights Act: The Northern Ireland Dimension

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has called for the Human Rights Act 1998 to be scrapped on the basis that it prevents the British government from deporting foreign terror suspects or those convicted of crime. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has also expressed his unease about the Human Rights Act and has stated: I agree…Continue reading Scrapping the Human Rights Act: The Northern Ireland Dimension

A rights-based approach to disability in health and social care

This approach to health and social care is widely accepted internationally as a best practice approach, which is rooted in the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and protected in the United Kingdom by the Human Rights Act. In its report Human Rights and Health and Social Care,…Continue reading A rights-based approach to disability in health and social care