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By Ghallia Halabi The truth behind Qatar’s beautiful infrastructure and family-oriented culture is that many workers’ human rights are being violated behind the scenes. Human rights violations against migrant workers are an ongoing issue in many countries that do not receive enough attention. Currently, the focus is on Qatar as...

By Jacob Proffitt As is the case for most democratic nations, individual politicians and their Governments are often only temporary features in UK politics. Indeed the semi-regular holding of free and fair elections has served as the defining constant hallmark of the UK political system for centuries. This is not...

By Marria Noor Sajid For the past few months, many of us will have seen large scale protests in cities across the UK. Aptly named “Kill the Bill!”, this chant has echoed throughout the country, with protestors and activists alike protesting against Government plans to give police new powers to...

By Samuel Smith Health inequality is one of the most distinct and prevalent forms of injustice in the 21st century. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights legitimises the right to health and well-being, including access to medical care, as a human right. But whilst many of us...

By Maya Eyre Last year, Poland made the controversial decision to create a near total ban for abortion, under any circumstances. This is not a total surprise for Polish citizens, as since 1993, abortion has only been allowed when the woman’s life was in danger, the prenatal tests showed that...

By Jacob Proffitt Few people will have missed the sight of insulate Britain protesters demonstrating across the country in recent months. Whist the group has attracted some support, their actions ultimately prompted the National Highways agency to obtain an injunction effectively banning the group from protesting across England’s roads. Under...

By Kerry Pearson  Greta Thunberg: ‘you say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes’. — Climate change is at the forefront of much of the news that we read and watch. And yet, for a long time,...

Applications for the 2022/23 Editorial Board are now open. The deadline is Sunday 12th of June 2022. Email us at smlhrj@leeds.ac.uk with your CV and Cover Letter to apply. Editor-in-Chief: Manage the editorial board and peer reviewers, while supervising the overall editorial process of the journal. Managing Editors: 1) Communications...

  By Poppy Cohen On the 8th March 2021, the Leeds Human Rights Journal ran an event with POLIS Society called ‘Women in Focus’ in honour of International Women’s Day. We were incredibly lucky to be joined by three speakers from the University, Dr Lata Narayanaswamy, Dr Laura Loyola-Hernández and...

  By Jack Valentine In the early hours of Friday 26th February, President Joe Biden carried out his first military action as President of the United States in the form of airstrikes in Syria. Aimed at facilities used by Iranian backed militia groups. Biden’s decision has brought to light many...