Human rights in the United Kingdom are set out in common law, with its strongest roots being in the English Bill of Rights 1689 and Scottish Claim of Right Act 1689, as well as legislation of European institutions: the EU and the European Court of Human Rights.[nb 1] At the same time, it has been alleged that the UK has also had a history of both de jure and de facto discrimination, and, in recent history, occasional violations of basic human rights, particularly in times of national security crises, or regarding the rights of migrants, the unemployed, and the disabled. In recent years, however, British human rights legislation has been criticised by some for what they perceive as excessive attention to the human rights of offenders at the expense of those of victims; high-profile cases, such as those of Learco Chindamo and the 2006 Afghan hijackers, have attracted controversy, sparking calls[who?] for the review of the Human Rights Act 1998 and other … [Read more...] about Human rights in the United Kingdom
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Africa By Larry Madowo BBC Africa business editor 28 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45298656 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit The UK's historical relationship with many African countries … [Read more...] about May’s mission to woo Africa after Brexit
Trainspotting is 25 years old. Did you have any idea when you were writing it that it would become such a phenomenon, culturally and commercially? You’ve since written four novels with those same characters, including this year’s Dead Men’s Trousers, and there have been two films: Danny Boyle’s much-lauded Trainspotting (1996) and his reboot, T2 Trainspotting (2017). Renton, Begbie and the crew obviously still mean a lot to you. You live in Miami now. Do you go back to Edinburgh much? Why Miami? America is an interesting place to live right now. Are you worried? You have written about Scottish independence in an interesting way: you’re not so much a nationalist as someone in favour of the break-up of the United Kingdom. Looking from the outside, do you think that may yet be one of the unintended consequences of Brexit?greed and money and the corruption that ensues from that. It’s extraordinary how Corbyn gets vilified in the media for what are … [Read more...] about Irvine Welsh: ‘I thought Trainspotting would be a cult book, but not generation-defining’
UK 13 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44466813 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Parking on the pavement has been dividing opinion in the UK for more than 40 years. Now, new legislation threatens to reignite the debate.The Scottish government is planning the complete "prohibition" of pavement parking while, earlier … [Read more...] about Should the UK ban parking on pavements?
Local patients are now taking the first steps to recovery thanks to a £60,000 Swiss-made walking device bought by the League of Friends of Bexhill Hospital. They are the first patients in the United Kingdom to have the advantages of regaining their mobility and dignity after strokes and other debilitating problems via the Andago hoist, a gathering in the physiotherapy gymnasium at Bexhill Hospital’s Irvine Unit was told on Tuesday.Members of the charity’s general committee gave immediate approval to the purchase when physiotherapists Emma Quigley and Kathryn Millicent made a personal presentation after seeing the device demonstrated in London.The device supports the patient securely, enabling them to regain balance and walking confidence in safety. As staff demonstrated the device on Tuesday, Emma explained the clinical importance to enabling patients to regain control as early as possible.In the presence of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust head of nursing Jane … [Read more...] about Hospital is first in UK to get walking device