Wednesday , 6 July 2022

Tag Archives: European Convention on Human Rights

European court: gay couples must be granted residency permits

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a refusal by Italy to grant residency right to one partner in a same-sex couple is illegal. The ruling will now affect all countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the Council of Europe. ECHR ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to ...

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Activists dismayed over alleged gay thief winning against UAE extradition

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A gay former shoe shop manager, alleged to have committed theft, has won his fight against extradition to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) amid fears he would be “unfairly” trialed and face “torture” because of his sexuality. Michael Halliday, 32, was working as the manager of footwear retailer Level Shoe District in the posh Dubai Mall in the UAE when he ...

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Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland says NO to scrapping the Human Rights Act

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, warned that the Scottish Government will block any attempt by the UK government to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) and weaken the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) that is embedded within it. In a speech she said the responsibility for the Human Rights Act is with the UK parliament but ECHR and human ...

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European Court orders Italy to legalise same-sex unions

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) delivered a pioneering ruling condemning Italy for failing to legalise same-sex unions and demanding its introduction. The Strasbourg judges criticised Italy for violating the rights of three Italian same-sex couples (Oliari and Others v. Italy), who brought the case against the state, by not recognising their unions. ECHR found Italy in breach of ...

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Nicola Sturgeon: UK must safeguard human rights

First Minister meets Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said that the UK must “safeguard” the human rights act rather than its Conservative government trying to “turn back the clock and weaken” it. The criticism came during a meeting between Sturgeon and Shami Chakrabarti, the Director of Liberty, yesterday to discuss the Tory plan to abolish the 1988 Human Rights Act, and replace it with ...

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Sturgeon: Scotland says NO to scrapping Human Rights Act or ECHR

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Nicola Sturgeon said that Scotland would remain opposed to the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) or withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Sturgeon said: “I oppose the repeal of the Human Rights Act, I think it’s an appalling thing to be doing. “Human rights are there to protect all of us, for example it was the ...

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SSP highlights LGBT asylum, pension rights and education

Scottish Socialist Party

The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) emphasises pension and asylum rights for LGBT people and strong anti-prejudice policies. It also calls for complete devolution of all equality related legislation to Scotland. The party set the following policy pledges: “Guaranteed long term funding for community projects supporting LGBT people, under direct democratic control of service users, with full transparency and accountability. “Educational ...

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SNP manifesto pledges LGBTI envoy and devolved equality

The Scottish National Party has launched its manifesto pledging its commitment to establish a special LGBTI rights envoy, protect the human rights act and devolve power over equality to Scotland.  Its manifesto pledged support for the plan to create a special envoy for the promotion of LGBTI rights: “SNP MPs will also make the case for the establishment of a special ...

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Kezia Dugdale: “fairness is at the heart of our policies”

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The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. In our second interview, Kezia Dugdale MSP, who is vying for the deputy leadership with Katy Clark MP, explains exclusively to KaleidoScot how she hopes to ...

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Sarah Boyack: “I’m proud to promote equalities legislation”

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The candidates for leader and deputy leader of Scottish Labour have agreed to speak to KaleidoScot, answering questions in respect to what they aim to do to support LGBTI rights and further equality in Scotland. Today, Sarah Boyack MSP – who is contesting the Scottish Labour leadership with Jim Murphy and Neil Findlay – tells us what her priorities should ...

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