UK Equality report: Police should spend more time in gay bars, says sample size of 50 LGBT people

Jun 30, 2015 by

From Breitbart: A new report by Britain’s taxpayer-funded Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recommended that UK police should be spending more time “socialising in known LGB&T venues and community ‘hubs’” in order to make Britain’s gay community feel safer. The report, entitled “LGB&T Hate Crime Reporting: Identifying Barriers and Solutions” was produced with a sample size of just 50 people, by the University of Leicester’s ‘Centre for Hate Studies’, which looks exclusively at LGBT issues, far-right groups, and Islamophobia. The centre does not spend any time or money researching Britain’s militant left, jihadist groups, or researching anti-Christian or anti-Semitic activity in Britain. Nevertheless the report, which was published a week ago, declared that by interviewing 50 people it had found ways in which to tackle homophobic incidents, including asking the police to keep in touch with victims after the reported a crime, and socialising in “LGB&T venues and community hubs”....

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Jamaica: call to reject “false anthropology” and promote “the natural family”.

Jun 25, 2015 by

From CitizenGo petition, “Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society”. CARICOM Civil Society Declaration of June 2015. We, the undersigned members of civil society from around the world, come alongside members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to affix our names to the following declaration:…   [We]… DO HEREBY call on the Heads of State and Government and all political leadership of the CARICOM, to uphold the following principles in their national, regional and international deliberations and agreements on behalf of the CARICOM nations and peoples:  Clause 1 AFFIRM the inherent dignity of every human person, being made in the image of the Creator, the sole source of fundamental human rights. Every human being is entitled to the free exercise of fundamental human rights.  Clause 2  REITERATE that nothing in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person, any right to engage in any activity or to...

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Here’s how we can start improving human rights legislation

Jun 12, 2015 by

By Rupert Myers, Conservative Home: […] Having looked at why criticism of a proposed British Bill of Rights is misleading, and atthe appetite within the upper echelons of the legal profession for reform, what proposals should be on Michael Gove’s desk? Here are a few suggestions: […]  The qualification of the rights to freedom of expression and religious freedom have caused widespread discomfort as society has changed over the last half century. The margin afforded to religious freedom has diminished, and the qualification of both rights has led to bitter dispute. It must be time for the consideration of a right to freedom of expression which is restricted only to a prohibition on the imminent incitement of unlawful conduct and the exploitation of minors is concerned. Currently there are genuinely-held religious views which it may well be unlawful to promulgate. The American solution, prohibiting restriction of expression via the First...

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The European Court of Human Rights has gone far beyond the intentions of its founders

Jun 11, 2015 by

by Rupert Myers, Conservative Home: It was Professor Hersch Lauterpacht’s 1945 book An International Bill of the Rights of Man in 1945 which first proposed a draft international bill of rights that became the European Convention. The Austrian professor of law at Cambridge wrote of a ‘radical innovation in international practice and a surrender…of the sovereign rights of the state,’ nothing less than ‘a substantial sacrifice by states of their freedom of action.’ It is that sacrifice of freedom which has brought about the debate over a British Bill of Rights. It is extremely unlikely that the drafters of the Convention could ever have expected that their first iteration would be held in such unquestioning esteem for so long without revision. The architects of the Convention would have been shocked by the way in which it has been used to curb the decisions of democratically elected governments in peacetime....

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The Christian deception about Conservatives and human rights

May 26, 2015 by

From Archbishop Cranmer: There is a lie permeating the Christian social-media detachment that the Conservative quest to repeal New Labour’s Human Rights Act amounts to an assault upon fundamental human rights; that somehow Tories are inherently opposed to limitations on the state and to the basic protections and assurances of justice and liberty which have been set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights – the ‘Human Rights Charter’ – which the UK helped to draft in the aftermath of World War II. No doubt the Church of England (or, rather, certain anti-Conservative bishops and clergy) will be vocal in their opposition to repeal, insisting (erroneously, not to say misleadingly) that the Government’s intention to replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with a British ‘Bill of Rights’ constitutes an immoral political degradation, if not a grave social evil. Michael Gove is...

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Human rights warning over bakery case

Apr 11, 2015 by

CEN Editorial: A HUMAN rights lawyer has said that if the Ashers bakery, currently fighting a case brought against them for refusing to make a cake for a gay couple, were to lose their court battle then no defence could be taken against other businesses defending their personal beliefs. Among those cases listed by human rights QC Aidan O’Neill, were an atheist web designer refusing to design a website presenting as scientific fact the claim that God made the world in six days. He also said that a Muslim printer refusing a contract requiring the printing of cartoons of Mohammed would be illegal. Other examples include a Christian film company refusing to produce a pornographic film, a Christian baker refusing to take an order to make a cake celebrating Satanism, a T-shirt company owned by lesbians declining to print T-shirts with a message describing gay marriage as an “abomination”....

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