I have long been interested in Human Rights. (And a strong advocate of various Human Rights Declarations, Conventions, and Acts of Parliament).
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Here are some of the articles I’ve written about Human Rights:
Real human rights through the ages (Bills, Declarations, Conventions, Acts, etc):
Islam is inherently incompatible with Universal Human Rights. Here are commentaries on so-called “Islamic human rights”:
- Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights (1981)
- Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (1990)
Real human rights:
- Human Rights Act versus Bill of Rights
- The human rights of intruders
- The law on squatting in my house in England
- I’m puzzled about certain criticisms of the Human Rights Act
- British Security Industry Association guide about photographers & photography
- Association of Chief Police Officers guidance for photographers (2010)
- Stopping Tony Nicklinson from dying is evil. Who is so evil?
- The horror and futility of Tony Nicklinson’s struggle for a dignified death
- Assisted suicide would empower disabled people, not diminish them!
- Comments on the (good) new law against squatting
- Welcome proposals for householder defence against intruders
So-called “Islamic human rights”:
These are good things, enshrined in the Human Rights Act:
Right to life; Prohibition of torture; Prohibition of slavery and forced labour; Right to liberty and security; Right to a fair trial; No punishment without law; Right to respect for private and family life; Freedom of thought, conscience and religion; Freedom of expression; Freedom of assembly and association; Right to marry; Prohibition of discrimination; Prohibition of abuse of rights; Limitation on use of restrictions on rights; Protection of property; Right to education; Right to free elections