For this year’s Human Rights Shabbat, we are focusing on the theme of Genocide and asking the question: ‘How can the Jewish experience and principles inform the prevention of genocide today?’
You can also find a range of instructive and entertaining videos on our You Tube channel: www.youtube.com/user/ReneCassin
Our Top 10 list of Human Rights related books, documentaries, films and webinars to keep your mind active and remind us why we are committed to change.
The 4 items on our Seder Plate: resistance, solidarity, empowerment & legacy
“They belong” – René Cassin submission to Home Office consultation on police powers and ‘unauthorised encampments’
Nomadic ways of life have long been a part of the country we call home – René Cassin’s submission responded to a Government consultation (March 2020) on “strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments”.
It is estimated that close to two million Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities are being detained indefinitely in ‘re-education’ camps in China’s western Xinjiang Region, where they are forced to deny their religion and culture as ‘backwards and dangerous.
What does a Jewish response to Hate Crime look like? René Cassin’s Human Rights Shabbat Resource Pack
Key questions to put to anyone asking for your vote on 12 December
René Cassin booklet – Jews must be at the forefront of promoting universal rights
How the Human Rights Act helps ordinary people in everyday situations
Post-Brexit, the UK has a unique opportunity to set the tone when it comes to progressing human rights. We promote a 28-day limit for immigration detention, and an increase in the use of alternatives to detention
The inquiry asked: “How do we build community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise?”. Our report answered questions on anti-Semitism and hate crime and hate speech against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and made recommendations on building community cohesion during a time of rising hate crime levels.
On International Human Rights Day – René Cassin shines a light on modern slavery
A free education pack aimed at citizenship education for key stage 4 and 5
The key questions to ask your candidates
René Cassin’s submisson to Parliament’s Women and Equality Select Committee
All the basics you need to know about modern day slavery
Read our submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights’ inquiry: This is a time to be vigilant and ensure that none of our hard earned human rights protections and mechanisms are weakened”.
“There is no place for hate” René Cassin’s director tells Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry.
“Dear Home Secretary, we are writing to urge you to maintain and increase the UK’s support for people who have fled violence, conflict and persecution, as part of the UK’s response to the global refugee emergency”.
Like many people seeking asylum in Britain today, thousands of Jewish refugees were interned by their hosts. In the 1940s, along with tens of thousands of other individuals, mainly Jews, Fritz Lustig was detained on the Isle of Man.
Watch our video to learn about his story and what the differences and similarities are between then and now.
Conservative MP and former Attorney-General, Dominic Grieve QC, sets out why the Jewish community should care about the Human Rights Act.
Despite negative reports from the media and political sectors, the public tends to be very receptive to the concept of legal protections of basic rights. Much of the important work the HRA does is rarely reported on.
The Bill represents an opportunity to end the indefinite detention of vulnerable people