Articles and speeches

This section contains information about speeches and articles given or written by Commissioners or Commission staff.

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Other articles

  • Article: Human rights and Britain's colonial past
    Read a comment piece from Trevor Phillips reflecting on the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya and the need for universal human rights, published in The Times 18/4/2011
  • Use of Mosquitos
    We have written to the government to advise that, in our view, the indiscriminate use of these teenager-dispersal devices is not lawful, and they affect all children and young people equally, not only those who may be intent on causing trouble.  
  • Austerity
    Speech by Neil Crowther, former Human Rights Programme Director, entitled 'Is austerity compatible with the UK's human rights obligations and what tools of analysis are required to find out?'
  • United stand taken at UN Human Rights Council against violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity
    At the UN Human Rights Council 16th Session in March 2011, the Commission co-ordinated a joint National Human Rights Institution statement on ending acts of violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Detention without trial
    Comment piece by John Wadhan, former Group Director, Legal, on why the 28-day detention without trial of suspected terorrists must not be renewed.
  • Deportation and Human Rights
    Comment piece by former Chair Trevor Phillips and former Commissioner Geraldine van Bueren on the dangers of diluting the Human Rights Act. 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014