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Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
Jersey votes to legalise assisted dying

The States Assembly of Jersey has voted to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill people. In a landmark vote, Jersey’s politicians have voted in favour of compassion, autonomy, and the rights of people who are dying. Humanists UK and Channel Islands Humanists have welcomed the historic vote. A significant majority of 31 Assembly members vote… Read more »

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Humanists UK expresses concern as Government launches human rights review
Call for legal protections for teachers against ‘blasphemy’ welcomed by Humanists UK

The Government-backed independent review into political violence and disruption has been published today and recommends teachers to be given legal protections against allegations of ‘blasphemy’. This has been welcomed by Humanists UK, who has been leading the campaign for robust support for teaching staff in response to recent controversies, including the suspension of a teacher in Batley after showing an image… Read more »

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The Hutton Inquiry found David Kelly committed suicide.
Kelly pathologist: I’ve got nothing to hide

By politics.co.uk staff The pathologist who performed the post-mortem on weapons inspector David Kelly has broken rank to defend himself, against a backdrop of increasingly insistent demands for an inquest into the death. Various groups have expressed concerns about the official report into his death, which, unusually, was delegated to Lord Hutton’s inquiry rather than… Read more »

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Grieve: Douvbters 'may have a valid point'
Grieve prepared to intervene in Kelly suicide row

By Ian Dunt Dominic Grieve is prepared to intervene in the debate over the death of weapons inspector David Kelly, but insists he must be given further evidence if he is to take action. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the attorney general said those doubting whether Dr Kelly committed suicide “may have a valid point”…. Read more »