Tag Archive for Human Rights

Abolishing the Death Penalty

Lord Hylton

I have been opposed to executions ever since I became involved with cases of miscarriage of justice, many years ago.  The struggle against capital punishment goes on across the world, though rather slowly. Some of you may have heard BBC 5 Live’s programme on 8 August.  This had an interview with Kris Maharaj and his wife,…

The Lords and human rights

Lord Norton

I was taking part yesterday in a conference, held in Portcullis House, on Parliaments and human rights.  It had an international focus but also addressed the role of the UK Parliament.  I spoke on what I saw as the strengths and weaknesses of our current arrangements and proferred some modest thoughts as to how we…

School of Law – Abu Dhabi and Palestine

Lord Soley

I am writing this from Abu Dhabi. I came here last Saturday and am returning tomorrow night. My purpose was to establish a post graduate school of law with outreach to Palestine in order to advance the rule of law in the region. Zayed University http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/ is going to host it as a Masters degree and…

Human Rightsology

Baroness Deech

Following on Lord Hylton’s comments, I have noticed that the provisions in the Equality Bill are making many reasonable and decent people very unhappy. They feel that their faith, and provision of services by its adherents to the members of their community and to the wider world are under threat. Why is this? Listening to…