Perthshire Advertiser – A SERIAL sex attacker claimed yesterday that his Human Rights were being breached by being banned from watching porn on his computer.
Twenty-six-year-old Martin Jones, of St Catherine’s Road, Perth, was jailed for 18 months at the Sheriff Court in March of last year for stalking a 12-year-old girl in the city centre.
Daily Archives: April 14, 2010
Jakarta Globe – Lawyers on Wednesday accused the police of serious violations of human rights when they arrested a pregnant woman, Putri Munawaroh, on terrorism charges, and prosecutors of causing further harm by bringing the woman to court…
The defense argued that, according to human rights law, children, including unborn babies, could not be detained under criminal charges.
Guardian – The pundits who predicted that the three main political parties were broadly agreed on reforming the Human Rights Act through a British bill of rights have been confounded. It is not the case that they all propose to amend it. Only the Conservatives pledge to scrap the HRA andreplace it with a UK bill of rights. When the Liberal Democrats publish their manifesto this morning they will line up with Labour in standing by the Human Rights Act. More intriguingly, given their consistent commitment to constitutional reform and individual rights, they will not express support for a UK bill of rights.
Canadian Occupational Safety – Then, the court stated, “an essential element of the job of a paramedic is to transport patients as quickly as possible. It was accepted by the arbitrator and admitted before us that there will be delays if a paramedic is unable to drive. Extending human rights protection to situations that will result in placing the lives of others at risk flies in the face of logic…accordingly, the decision of the arbitrator dated July 2, 2007 is set aside.”
National Post – The committee will hear the organization will increasingly divert money into larger programs, where it has to justify the investment of taxpayers’ dollars on a project-by-project basis. “We will become a lot more accountable…. [Improving human rights] is an activity that needs money and patience. You are not going to change bad practice on human rights overnight. There needs to be continuous investment and you don’t do that with $15,000 grants,” he said in his first interview since being appointed president at the end of February.
The Province – A group of B.C. veterinarians are back before a Human Rights Tribunal this week in a bid to prove they have been discriminated against.
So far, the tribunal has heard almost 200 days of testimony and expects to hear as many as 100 more, making it the longest running hearing in Canadian history.
Globe and Mail – Here’s a question for you: How many employees do you need before you have to start worrying about potential actions under federal or provincial human rights legislation? One? Ten? One hundred?
The answer is “yes.”…
If the BC Human Rights Tribunal is any guide, all you have to do is fire an employee who is absent from work for an extended period of time due to a medical disability by email and you could find yourself paying damages of $35,000 (not including legal fees) for “hurt feelings” because the employee was not terminated in person.