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Brexit’s third birthday – three things that still grind my gears

Brexit’s third birthday – three things that still grind my gears

On Brexit’s third birthday, we consider the UK’s first steps outside the EU and ask why we’re putting up with less than we had before
Politically Right? Humanely Wrong. Biden is just another President

Politically Right? Humanely Wrong. Biden is just another President

Biden’s sanctions on Russia yet his softness on China, present a gloomy future for the Universal Human Rights idea and oppressed peoples.
Essential LGBT biopics

Essential LGBT biopics

To celebrate this year’s LGBT History Month our writers picked the essential LGBT biographical films
Review: The Secret Policeman’s Tour

Review: The Secret Policeman’s Tour

Scarlett Spicer reviews The Guilty Feminist and Amnesty International’s The Secret Policeman’s Tour
Turkish students faced torture, says Manchester academic’s report

Turkish students faced torture, says Manchester academic’s report

Some of the students faced beatings and were forced to undress whilst in prison following an anti-war demonstration

University of Manchester students tackle female genital mutilation

In a campaign to educate and eradicate the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, speakers from NESTAC conducted a talk at the University of Manchester

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

Malala Yousafzai wins conditional Oxford PPE offer

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

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

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

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

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

Interview: Peter Tatchell

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

Our not-so-right human rights

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

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 petition to save her life

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

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

Why Dale Farm Matters

This week judge Justice Edwards-Stuart scored victories for justice, humanity and common sense, as he granted the travellers camped at Dale Farm a week’s reprieve to fight their forced eviction. The injunction protecting the travellers has been seen as an affront to the law by some; or at least this is the line taken by […]