Equality and Human Rights for Everyone

Jan 2, 2015 by

By Michael Gascoigne: I have put together this short article to summarise the legal and political structures that have led to a culture of litigation against Christians for the peaceful pursuit of their beliefs, and how these structures may be dismantled. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) was established under the Equality Act 2006 as a corporate body, sponsored by the Government Equalities Office. The Commission covers England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland, and...

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Pope criticises human rights legislation in speech to European Parliament

Nov 25, 2014 by

By A B Sanderson, Breitbart: Pope Francis has warned MEPs that Human Rights legislation could lead to further conflict and violence. Addressing MEPs in Strasbourg this morning (Tuesday) the pontiff said that the concept of duty was “equally essential” to the concept of rights, a fact which he viewed as no longer linked. And he sought to remind members that it is impossible to have “rights” without “responsibilities”. Abandoning this view, he added, is...

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‘Human rights’ have fallen into the hands of the Euro-tollahs

Nov 1, 2014 by

By Charles Moore, Telegraph: The rule of law, yes, but what about the rule of lawyers? In a democracy, the first is good; the second is bad. Abraham Lincoln got it right in his first inauguration as US president: “If the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court … the people will have ceased … to be their own rulers.” It is even worse if the lawyers doing the ruling sit in Strasbourg. This has happened...

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Shaping the future of gospel freedoms – last chance to respond

Oct 31, 2014 by

EHRC’s ‘call for evidence’ closes today (Friday 31st October) Have you faced challenges in the workplace or in using services (e.g. hotels, hospitals, restaurants, schools, social services or shops) as a result of your Christian faith? Have you had a good experiencewhere your Christian faith has been recognised and respected? Do you run a Christian charity, organisation or business? If so, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wants to hear from you – and...

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Palestine still execute homosexuals. Does Peter Tatchell not realise this?

Sep 12, 2014 by

By Rod Liddle, Spectator: Peter Tatchell has been awarded an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths University for ’47 years of LGBTI activism’ and campaigning. I’m not sure I agree with these baubles, but if anyone deserves one, it’s probably Tatchell. A good man, by and large. Tatchell has in turn passed on his honorary fellowship to Palestine, as a statement against the ‘occupation’ by Israel. Right on! Right on! Let’s just briefly compare the treatment of LGBTI people in those two...

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The Missing Link Between Binding European Law and the Political Will

Sep 11, 2014 by

From European Dignity Watch: Last week the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the European Commission presented reports on their respective annual activities regarding human rights during the first meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). Meeting at the beginning of the new legislature, debate at LIBE can set the tone for years to come.Unfortunately, once again we see a narrow agenda dominating the fundamental rights debate at the European Parliament —...

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