This week's round-up of human-rights news, from BIHR and beyond.

News from BIHR

We hosted our Human Rights Act Reform workshop!

On Monday 31st January 2022, we hosted an online workshop for individuals and organisations to explain what’s happening with the Government’s planned “overhaul” of the Human Rights Act. Our participants shared their reasons for attending including getting help with their responses and passion for human rights!

See what happened with our live Tweets from the event!

Get help with your response with our Unofficial Guide to the Consultation.

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We also posted our recap of last week’s Ask the Experts event!

On Wednesday 26 January 2022, we hosted an online webinar with speakers from Liberty, LSE, Human Rights Consortium Scotland and more to get their views on the Government’s planned Human Rights Act reform. You can now read a write-up of this event and watch clips from each of our panellists.

Click here to catch up!

There’s still time to join the BIHR team!

We’re looking for an administrative whizz with a passion for human rights to join our busy team as Operations Assistant. You’ll be helping us work to our strategic objectives through general, financial and event & training administrative support. The deadline for receiving applications is 9am on Monday 7th February.

Click here to read more about the role and apply.

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News from elsewhere

The Court of Appeal ruled that a conviction for distributing Britain First leaflets interfered with freedom of expression.

The Court said that the law on hate speech is complex and developing and there are issues to be dealt with about the contents of the leaflet, but that the lower court had not given enough reasoning for restricting the appellant’s Article 10 rights.

Source: Irish News

The Ministry of Justice gave oral evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Watch a clip from Parliament Live where the Ministry of Justice state they want as many people to respond to the Consultation on a 'Modern Bill of Rights' as possible.

The Employment Tribunal found that dismissing an employee from a care home was a justified interference with her Article 8 rights

After an employee was fired for refusing the Covid vaccine, the Tribunal ruled that there had been an interference with her Article 8 right to private life but that this was justified to protect public health as well as the home’s insurance.

You can read the case here