United Kingdom: Human rights judges endorse decisions by courts in Charlie Gard case

The case concerned Charlie Gard, a baby suffering from a rare and fatal genetic disease.

United Kingdom: Anti-torture experts sound alarm over spiralling prison violence

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) expresses deep concern about “severe generalised violence” in a number of United Kingdom prisons and says that none of the jails visited by its delegation last year could be considered safe for prisoners or staff.

United Kingdom: Whole life sentences are compatible with European human rights law

Judges have agreed that whole life imprisonment does not breach European human rights law, rejecting a complaint from a convicted rapist and triple murderer against the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom: Grand Chamber hearing for prisoner fighting murder-charge US extradition

The complaint concerns an extradition order against Phillip Harkins, to face trial for first-degree murder in the United States of America (USA).

United Kingdom: New report reveals increasing hate speech and racist violence

A report from the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance notes considerable intolerant political discourse in the UK, particularly focusing on immigration. It said that hate speech continues to be a serious problem in tabloid newspapers, and that online hate speech targeting Muslims in particular has soared since 2013.