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  1. Russia must take steps to protect both freedom of expression and end the persecution of LGBT people, Humanists UK today stated  at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. With further regard to LGBT rights, Russia’s UPR contained a particular focus on the persecution of gay men in Chechnya. Last […]
  2. Ten patrons of Humanists UK have penned an open letter in the Guardian calling on the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, to repeal Spain’s oppressive blasphemy laws. This follows the detention of Spanish actor Willy Toledo in relation to the trial of three feminist protesters accused of insulting the Catholic Church. The letter, headed […]
  3. Bangladesh must urgently do more to uphold the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion and belief of its citizens, Humanists UK told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. In a statement delivered at the 39th session of the UNHRC, Humanists UK noted that whilst freedom of belief and freedom of expression […]
  4. A two year study by Marie Curie into improving access to palliative care has revealed that there is frequently a lack of pastoral support for non-religious patients, and that the risk of religious evangelism in current chaplaincy provision is perceived as a barrier by them to receiving adequate care. Humanists UK welcomes this research, which […]
  5. Twenty years after the Human Rights Act 1998 was passed by Parliament, Humanists UK has responded to a call for evidence by the Joint Committee on Human Rights, which is conducting an inquiry into its impact, legacy, and considering how it could be strengthened to meet new challenges. As a human rights charity, Humanists UK […]