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The Sikh Kirpan and Italy: Religious freedom or a threat to security?

An Italian court rules against carrying the Kirpan by Sikh men, igniting debate on human rights and religious freedom

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Malala Yousafzai wins conditional Oxford PPE offer

The celebrated young humanitarian campaigner Malala Yousafzai has received several offers from British universities

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Assange’s ‘arbitrary detention’ gives human rights a bad name

Branding WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange’s detention as arbitrary tarnishes human rights

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Academics demand justice after death of Italian student in Egypt

Thousands of academics from across the world, including some from the University of Manchester, have signed an open letter condemning the torture and death of an Italian Ph.D. student in Cairo, demanding a impartial investigation be allowed

Are the media missing the real message of high profile transgender figures? Photo: Mike Mozart @ Flickr

Understanding the media’s transgender explosion

Harriet New discusses the powerful impact of the media’s influence on the narratives of the transgender community, and questions the future of the perception of trans men and women

"We expect political democracy. Why not economic democracy too?" Photo: Peter Tatchell

Interview: Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell, the human rights campaigner, spoke to The Mancunion ahead of his General Election event on the 30th of April

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Our not-so-right human rights

Marina Iskander questions the value and consequences of the Human Rights Act

Emily Clarke set-up the change.org petition: 'Don't execute Meriam Yehya Ibrahim for being Christian #SaveMeriam' Photo: Emily Clarke – Facebook

Manchester student speaks at Birmingham University about the legal case of Meriam Ibrahim

Emily Clarke spoke about the media storm surrounding Meriam Ibrahim’s case, and her change.org petition to save her life

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The porn-filter is an affront to the idea of net neutrality

Morris Seifert argues that to keep out digital rights intact, we need to opt-out of the porn ban

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Facebook: the new King Maker

After a spate of human rights pages being deleted from Facebook, Lauren Gorton asks whether it is taking its history-making role seriously

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Amnesty and Human Rights Watch to team up in Man City owner campaign

Amnesty International society to team up with Human Rights Watch against Man City owner in a campaign on United Arab Emirates human rights abuses

An American man celebrates the death of Osama bin Laden in Times Square

Celebrating Death

By sacrificing our ideals – the source of our humanity – do we reduce ourselves to the level of the dictators themselves?