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STUC supports Kurdish hunger strikers
Sarah Glynn from the Scottish Solidarity with Kurdistan campaign group reports on the support for Kurdish hunger strikers in the Scottish Trade Union Congress.
From the mention of Welsh Kurdish hunger striker Imam Sis in Lynn Henderson’s presidential opening speech, the Kurds featured prominently at this week’s Scottish Trade Union Congress.
Ballots behind bars: Grassroots prisoner voting campaign launches in Edinburgh
Activist launches new campaign to push for prisoner voting rights after facing stigma of her brother’s imprisonment
A NEW campaign, Ballots Behind Bars, will host its first event in Edinburgh tonight (17 July) exploring the case for extending the right to vote to prisoners.
Behind the campaign is Amie Robertson, who battled “shame and mental distress” when her brother was incarcerated during her teenage years.
UK Government breaching international law over poor welfare system
Human rights and disability organisations condemn “devastating impact” of Tory welfare reform
A REPORT PUBLISHED by the European Committee of Social Rights – part of the Council of Europe – on Wednesday reveals that the UK Government is failing to meet international legal obligations due to inadequate social security.
European Convention on Human Rights could be “next target” after Brexit, experts say
Council of Europe says leaving ECHR would be a “disaster” for UK and Europe
THE UK is leaving the EU, but what about the other European organisation it belongs to – the Council of Europe and its European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)?
CommonSpace spoke to the experts about what the ECHR does, common misconceptions, and where the UK’s relationship with the Council might be headed.