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EU passes the 2002 amendment on the convention on cyber crime, makes hate speech illegal over the internet
Britan Passes the Race Relations act of 1965, outlaws public discrimination.
Britain pases the Human Rights act of 1998, subjects all public services in the U.K to EU law on discrimination
Last execution in Great Britan
Children act of 1908, bans the execution of minors
Jim crow Laws further enforced in America, causes a push for civil rights in Britain
Last public execution in British history.
First speeding law. Criminalises "Furious" horse carridge driving.
A speed limit of 20kmh was universally initated in Britain
The U.K signs the Geneva convention of 1949 in the aftermath of WW2
Abolition of slavery after decades of protest.
Trade Unions were legalised.
Luddism and vandalism of factories become a capital offence
First convicts transported to Australia
Last Man "Hung Drawn and Quarterd"
Gaols act of 1823, the start of sevral human prison reforms
The 1494 Vagrant act is passed. This act criminalised "Vagabonds" under the punishment of public humiliation and evciton from a town
Henry the vii passes the Vagrancy act of 1547, changing the punishment of being a vagrant from public humiliation to between 2 to 4 years of slavery.
Vagabond act of 1597, further punishments of vagrants legalised (e.g flogging)
Prisons only for beggars are built
Elizibethan poor act of 1601 provides work to able bodied vagrants and set up "poor houses" for poor children and people who cannot work.
A total of 160 crimes are punishable by death
A total of 60 crimes were punishable by death
A total of 225 crimes were punishable by death, the highest amount in British history
Because of the efforts of Sir Robert Peel the crimes that were punishable by death decreased to 100. Over time, less and less crimes had the punishment of death.
Universal suffrage enacted, allows all people to vote.
The EU passes the 2001 convention on cyber crime, makes most modern cyber crime ilegal.
The Modern Era
Late/Mid Industrial Reveloution
Early Industial Reveloution
The Tudor Era
The Jacobean Era
The Caroline Era
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