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  1. In a statement made jointly with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Humanists UK will intervene at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today to call on the UK Government ‘to act without delay and decriminalise abortion in both Northern Ireland, and England and Wales too.’ The joint statement, being made on behalf of […]
  2. The United States of America has withdrawn its membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The announcement was made yesterday by US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, who cited the perceived ‘political bias’ of the UNHRC, particularly its stance on Israel, as the USA’s main reason for withdrawing. Reacting to the news, […]
  3. Humanists UK has criticised the global crackdown on online freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief at the 38th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. In a statement delivered by Humanists UK representative Dr. David Harvey today, Humanists UK challenged member states whose harsh laws governing freedom […]
  4. Members of Sinn Féin, one of the major political parties in Northern Ireland, have voted to support reform of Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law, that would see women given safe and legal access to reproductive health care services, at the party’s annual conference in Belfast. Delegates supported a motion calling for a GP-controlled system which […]
  5. Homophobic attitudes must be challenged in order to successfully ban so-called ‘gay conversion therapies’ around the world, Humanists UK told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) this morning. Representing Humanists UK at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Dr David Harvey welcomed a UN recommendation that member states ban procedures claiming […]