Tag: "opinion"

The Observer view on dropping the UK’s commitment to human rights law | Observer editorial | Opinion

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To doubts that the government can be trusted to honour promises to maintain post-Brexit workplace, environmental and food standards must now be added very real concerns about its continued adherence to international human rights law – meaning, specifically, the European convention on human rights.The linking of trade agreements to human rights has become normal practice in recent years.

Trump campaign sues CNN for libel over Russia opinion piece

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign sued CNN for libel on Friday, over an opinion piece that said the campaign had left open the possibility of seeking Russia’s help in the 2020 election.A person familiar with the matter said CNN had yet to review the lawsuit.

Trump campaign sues Washington Post over opinion pieces, after suing NY Times

REUTERS/Carlos BarriaThe campaign filed its lawsuit six days after filing a separate libel lawsuit against the New York Times, over an opinion piece it said falsely suggested a quid pro quo between Russian officials and Trump’s 2016 campaign.The campaign also objected to Waldman’s statement “who knows what sort of aid Russia and North Korea will give to the Trump campaign, now that he has invited them to offer their assistance.

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson in court: Brexit’s war on the law | Editorial | Opinion

‘The court of appeal’s decision to halt the deportation of detainees unable to exercise their legal right to contact their lawyers has been impugned as vexatious by Downing Street.The court of appeal’s decision to halt the deportation of detainees unable to exercise their legal right to contact their lawyers has been impugned as vexatious by Downing Street.

The Guardian view on emergency terror laws: nothing to do with Europe | Editorial | Opinion

Tory ministers should stop implying that action against terrorism means turning against European human rights laws














































‘Hostility towards the very concept of human rights is increasingly entwined with populist hostility to European institutions.Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters



British lawyers played a leading part in drafting the European convention on human rights.

The Guardian view on attitudes to rape: from Ayia Napa to Manchester | Editorial | Opinion

Two highly unusual cases shed light on our understanding of attitudes towards sexual assault














































Women rights activists in Paralimni, Cyprus, rally in support of a British teenager accused of falsely claiming she was raped by Israeli tourists.They live not only with the fear of sexual assault, and an almost automatic vigilance, but with the fear of what might happen to them after such an attack.