• A Petition to Replace a Quote
    It was brought to my attention that on the second floor of the Collegiate Campus, there is a quote from Suu Kyi, the current leader of Myanmar. She has rendered the entire Rohingya population as stateless and has justified the killings of civilians to what the US Ambassador to the UN refers to as an 'ethnic cleansing'. Although the quote was put up whilst she was commemorated as a 'hero of her people', Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize has since been revoked and all other honorary awards have been rescinded. It would not be befitting as an institution which hosts the faculty of law and one that emphasises the importance of human rights, to then revere the words of Suu Kyi in light of the subjugation that she has incited. Therefore, a replacement would allow a breath of fresh air for people who love liberty and would symbolise a condemnation of injustice wherever it may be.
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    Created by Zain Hanif
  • I'm a UK citizen - stop my daughters' deportation
    I am a British citizen, my family comes from the Chagos Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the Indian Ocean. My family - and everyone on Chagos - were forcibly removed from the islands in the early 1970s to make way for an American air base. My mother was given no compensation and abandoned in Seychelles, where I was born and grew up in extreme poverty. Only those born on Chagos or who had a parent born there can get a British passport. So because of the deportations which ruined my mother’s life, my daughters who have lived in the UK since 2014 are not entitled to British citizenship - And now they - like my mother - are facing deportation to a country where they would they’d be alone, with no family support and few opportunities. In 2016 the Government told Chagossians we can not go back to our homeland. But how can it be right for the UK government to say we can not go home and we can not stay here in Britain either? A Bill before Parliament would give my daughters - and thousands of Chagossians in the same position - the right to live in the UK. The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said he’ll consider making these changes but so far has done nothing. The government have apologised for the removal of my mother’s generation from Chagos. But if they are really sorry, they will take action to stop my children suffering the consequences today.
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  • Protect our right to be European.
    I believe that any Brexit, deal or no deal, will affect my right to carry a passport which carries the words European Union on the cover and title page. I believe that the Prime Minister’s actions and intentions will reduce my human rights as they exist under the UK’s membership of the European Union.
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  • Please save my wife Pauline Taylor-French
    Pauline and I have been together for 3½ years and happily married for 16 months. Pauline, a Jamaican national, has lived in the UK for over 17 years under a series of home office approvals. All her family are here with settled status. Pauline has British grandmothers and her grandfather fought with the Royal Navy in World War 2. A cheerful and likeable person who always puts others first, Pauline has contributed positively to British society, including previously as a qualified carer for the elderly. Voluntary care she has provided has allowed my aunt to continue living in her own home following a serious car accident. Our application for a spouse visa was refused in September 2017 despite meeting all the eligibility criteria and Pauline was immediately taken to Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre. She was held there for 24 days until we managed to secure bail with help from the charity Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID). Just 3 weeks beforehand the Home Office had given us the go ahead to get married! The matter has been front page news in the local press (first “Shrewsbury bride’s hopes dashed” and then “Wife loses battle to stay in UK"). We were finally able to get married a week after Pauline’s bail. Pauline was subject to serious abuse as a child and has been diagnosed with some debilitating mental health conditions though she always puts on a positive face. Whilst in detention she lost 1½ stone and was placed on suicide watch. The G4S medical team did nothing. Our solicitor submitted a further human rights application which was recently refused and Pauline was told to immediately leave the UK or face severe punishment. They said no new information had been submitted and there was nothing to stop us from living together in Jamaica, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Their decision relied on a previous decision more than 5 years out of date. It completely ignored clear advice from NHS professionals and the fact that my specialist work helps add millions to the regional economy! Our solicitor immediately recommended a Judicial Review. Pauline's GP is so concerned at her poor treatment that she has referred the matter to the British Medical Council. Dozens of people are being profoundly affected, including vulnerable children and adults. As the wife of a British citizen Pauline in theory meets all the requirements for a spouse application submitted from Jamaica but like her previous applications this could take another 16 months to determine with no guarantee of success. Given her current condition I doubt she would last a single day in Jamaica, isolated and cut off from her home and loving family. Is this the way to treat someone with the potential to make such a positive contribution to the UK? Immigration rules must be interpreted with flexibility and compassion. Forcing Pauline out of the country and potentially destroying so many innocent lives is a very severe punishment for someone who has committed no real crime. It has absolutely no regard to human rights. We call on the Home Office to stop interfering with the lives of the thousands of normal people targeted by the indiscriminate hostile environment policy and to reverse this cruel and inhumane decision.
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  • All children to have free school meals no matter what income you have thanks to universal credit
    Meals shouldn't be means tested all children in every school yr should be offereda hot meal . Prisoners get 3 free meals a day
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  • Please don't take me away from my Home
    My family and I are running out of time and we don't know where to ask for help. My case has been on going for three years now and I am scared of their unchanging views because it means for me to be separated from my family again. My dad has been working here in the UK for almost fourteen years where ten years he was apart from us. My mom, sister, brother and I came here in 2015 to be together with my dad. Then, we had to renew our visas last 2016. We did our biometrics together but for some reason mine was a late submission and that's where it all started to crumble. We were put in a situation where we don't have anything to show for and we have been in two firms, one of which is still representing me but I am starting to lose faith. Multiple Administrative and Judicial reviews have been sought out but their decision was maintained.This battle has drained us financially and emotionally and we are running out of options. I hope we had better knowledge of what we should have done and trusted the right people, maybe it wouldn't have come to this. We are seeking any kind of help. I don't want to leave United Kingdom as it is my dream to be here ever since I was a child. This is where we belong. If I were to be given another chance, I will work harder and earn the right to prove myself. My home is where my family are and I don't want to be taken away from my home.
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  • Support and Protect Asylum Seekers Adequately
    Those of us that are UK citizens are very lucky in that we don't have to leave our homes, countries, friends and neighbours just to be able to live in safety. Some people need to leave their homes. Instead of always supporting these people, the Home Office can detain them, despite no criminal offence being committed. Asylum seekers also only get very small payments from the government, and as they are often not allowed to work, it can be very hard to live off these payments. Also, LGBTQ+ people should not have to 'prove' that their sexual orientation to be granted asylum as this cannot really be done, and people may very well have hid their sexual orientation to keep themselves safe in their home countries due to fears of discrimination, violence or death from either their governments or wider society. Asylum seekers are some of the most vulnerable people in the UK. They should be offered protected which the Home Office currently appears to be failing to provide in many cases.
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  • Urgent! Please stop Yvies full time carer and friend from being deported.
    Risks to Yvie - Yvie has a severe head injury with epileptic seizures and muscle spasms, her lack of speech means she cannot communicate her distress verbally, she uses her eyes to blink and shows emotion to communicate. This causes her immense stress which in turn causes the seizures. Her attachment to Pewie has enabled Yvie to have a quality of life as she trusts and is understood totally by Pewie, no other carer has this understanding of Yvie's needs. Over the time Pewie has been Yvies carer they have built up a strong bond and Yvie regards her as family. Yvie has been distraught on learning Pewie is being deported, she sobs uncontrollably and has been having unsettled nights, this is impacting badly on Yvie's health, and we are all concerned about how vulnerable Yvie's health is becoming with this added stress, as there is a potential for it to end Yvie's life, medical evidence supports these concerns, particularly as Yvie and the family will not be able to know how Pewie is once she returns due to the lack of communications Pewie will be able to have. Risks to Pewie - Her separation anxiety from Yvie and the family as she has lived with us for so long. Under article 8 this breaches her and Yvie's human rights.To have to return to Zimbabwe as a single woman after having the freedom and safety of living in the uk. The home office has published warning to travelers to Zimbabwe of widespread disruption and violent protests on the streets with no access to banks, media and communications. High risk of rape and disease such as cholera and typhoid. Pewie is also part of a tribe that opposes the current regime.
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  • Urgent! Please stop Yvies full time carer and friend from being deported!
    Risks to Yvie - Yvie has a severe head injury with epileptic seizures and muscle spasms, her lack of speech means she cannot communicate her distress verbally, she uses her eyes to blink and shows emotion to communicate. This causes her immense stress which in turn causes the seizures. Her attachment to Pewie has enabled Yvie to have a quality of life as she trusts and is understood totally by Pewie, no other carer has this understanding of Yvie's needs. Over the time Pewie has been Yvies carer they have built up a strong bond and Yvie regards her as family. Yvie has been distraught on learning Pewie is being deported, she sobs uncontrollably and has been having unsettled nights, this is impacting badly on Yvie's health, and we are all concerned about how vulnerable Yvie's health is becoming with this added stress, as there is a potential for it to end Yvie's life, medical evidence supports these concerns, particularly as Yvie and the family will not be able to know how Pewie is once she returns due to the lack of communications Pewie will be able to have. Risks to Pewie - Her separation anxiety from Yvie and the family as she has lived with us for so long. Under article 8 this breaches her and Yvie's human rights.To have to return to Zimbabwe as a single woman after having the freedom and safety of living in the uk. The home office has published warning to travelers to Zimbabwe of widespread disruption and violent protests on the streets with no access to banks, media and communications. High risk of rape and disease such as cholera and typhoid. Pewie is also part of a tribe that opposes the current regime.
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  • Home Office refuses to let great-grandparents remain in UK
    Dear Sajid Javid Please could you explain the rational in forcing elderly great-grandparents, Mozaffar Saberi (83)and Rezvan Habibimarand (73) to return to Iran? They live in their Edinburgh flat, bought in 1978, have raised 4 children in the UK, have 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild all living close by. Not only do they rely on daily support from their tight-knit family, but they also enable their daughter to work as an NHS nurse by caring for her severely autistic son. This decision lacks basic humanity; it erodes the values of a tolerant and civilised country making a mockery of the “British Values” teachers must talk about as part of Prevent training. How do their British grandchildren feel about British values when their grand-parents, in their final years, are torn from their family in this in-humane and futile manner? It is heart breaking and it is not in our name, we urge you to reconsider and allow Mozaffar and Rezvan to live out their lives with their family in the UK. Here’s a link to the full article in The Guardian 18 January 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/18/home-office-refuses-to-let-great-grandparents-remain-in-uk CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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  • Allow Mozaffar Saberi and Rezvan Habibimarand to stay in the UK
    They are elderly, and have the right to live out their life surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in the own home. Not be deported to a country where they know no-one and have no home.
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  • bsl sign language for deaf people should be taught in all schools and made compulsory
    Deaf children feel excluded because no one understand them only those close to them and other deaf people,,and they go to different schools where their surrounded by mostly deaf people and children that are not deaf dont understand them at all,shops and many places they are not understood by other people,this can cause depression in deaf children because they feel different,but if everyone knows bsl sign language it would make a differance
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