Category: Justice, Law & Order

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Batonga!

Mike Phillips
Portrait of Angélique Kidjo

Mike considers the music of Angélique Kidjo, coiner of the word ‘Batonga!’, and her work across Africa in support of girls’ education.

Ukrainian refugees seek abortion in Poland

Magdalena Williams
painting by Goya of an act of violence against two women

In October 2020, about 100 000 people took to the streets of Warsaw in a protest against the authorities over the ruling on abortion rights. After protests had been met with heavy-handed police action, sanctioned by the Prime Minister, the UN experts also called on the Polish authorities to respect the rights of men and women protesting against the abortion ruling.

Bill of Rights

Charlotte Mbali

The Government propose to introduce a Bill of Rights and has produced a consultation on this with a closing date for response of 8th March. Charlotte Mbali has a conversation with a local barrister about this. Local barrister (LB) The government proposal and their analysis are rooted in their approach to relevant case law going […]

Civil Liberties Under Threat

Nigel Beevor

The Government’s proposals would weaken our Civil Liberties. They would show that the Government cannot be trusted on Constitutional Reform. The Electorate should be reminded of the dangers to our liberties and the warnings made by Lord Hailsham in the 1970s of the growth of an elective dictatorship in our country.