Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Disclosing Religion at the Airport


Just seen this article in the Daily Record (Scotland)

"Passenger's fury after airport security staff asked him to state his religion"

According to the paper, Iain McGill was travelling through Edinburgh Airport when he was asked to state his faith after being picked at random for a full body scan. For the full story see: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/passengers-fury-airport-security-staff-1780706 

I haven't been able to find this story reported elsewhere. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has seen a similar article. If so, please leave a comment below. Thanks. 

3rd September: 60 Years of the European Convention of Human Rights!



The 3 September 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) coming into force. The British Institute of Human Rights has create an online birthday car with the following message:

Happy 60th Anniversary to the European Convention on Human Rights. Today we celebrate 60 years of human rights across Europe and the UK’s commitment to respecting, protecting and promoting the rights contained in the Convention. The UK played a pivotal role in drafting the Convention in the aftermath of World War II and we ask our political leaders to secure our human rights heritage and stand firm on the UK’s commitment to the Convention.

For more infor and to sign the birthday card see the BIHR website