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  1. Noel Conway has today won permission to appeal the decision of the High Court that he cannot be assisted to die with dignity. The decision means that Humanists UK member Noel, who suffers from motor neurone disease, will now have his case heard before the Court of Appeal. Humanists UK, which intervened in the case […]
  2. Help us save Hamza’s life: sign our petition to Amber Rudd asking her to reverse this decision The Home Office has rejected a claim for asylum on the grounds that the claimant, when asked to name ancient Greek philosophers who were humanists, did not name Plato and Aristotle. The claimant, Hamza bin Walayat, an ex-Muslim […]
  3. The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has held what is expected to be the final of its four hearings as to whether to extend legal recognition to humanist marriages. The hearing, which took place on Monday, follows on from Northern Ireland Humanists patrons Laura Lacole and Eunan O’Kane seeking to have their humanist wedding ceremony […]
  4. Lord Taverne, a member of Humanists UK and the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist group (APPHG), called for the Government to stop ignoring the persecution of non-religious people in Iraq in a debate on the country’s religious and ethnic minorities. Humanists UK welcomes Lord Taverne’s intervention. Too often severe discrimination and violent practices, including prosecutions for blasphemy […]
  5. Take action! You can respond to the consultation online, and read our response to help draft your own. The deadline for responding to the consultation is Wednesday 31 January 2018. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched a public consultation on the terms of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of […]