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BHA signs letter calling on Prime Minister to secure Human Rights Act

The British Humanist Association (BHA) is one of over 70 civil society organisations in the UK signing a letter calling on Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to secure and advance the Human Rights Act. The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) has led in this call and all the signatories to the letter to David Cameron and Nick Clegg are united around a fundamental belief in the equal dignity of all people and the legal protection of basic human rights.

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BHA: New report shows global discrimination against humanists, atheists and the non-religious

A report published today by the International Humanist Ethical Union (IHEU) to coincide with the UN Human Rights Day is the first to systematically highlight the limitations on freedom of thought for the non-religious in over 60 countries across the world. The report ‘Freedom of Thought 2012: A Global Report on Discrimination Against Humanists, Atheists and the Non-religious’ focuses on current laws in a range of nations that discriminate against people on the basis of their atheism, humanism or other non-religious beliefs and limit their freedom of expression. It also documents recent cases that show the impact of these laws on specific individuals. The British Humanist Association (BHA), which contributed to the document, has welcomed the landmark report, as has the UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief.