The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights released an activity report for 2016 (pdf) in April 2017.
Launching the report, Nils Muižnieks said:
‘2016 will likely be remembered as a critical turning point for human rights in Europe. We will either see it as a low point from which European countries, individually and collectively, bounced back to reaffirm their commitment to human rights, or it will mark the beginning of the end of the European human rights system and European integration.’
Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur, invites stakeholders to contribute to a consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women. Submissions must be made by 19 May 2017. Continue reading “UN consultation: the Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Cultural Rights of Women”
The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Young Humanists published a comprehensive guide (pdf) for non-religious parents and young people in April 2017. It offers support and advice on how to navigate an education system subject to undue religious influence.
Continue reading “British Humanist Association and Young Humanists guide: How to Navigate an Education System”
The Women and Equalities Committee published a report on disability and the built environment in April 2017
The accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces is an issue not just for those of us with a permanent physical disability. With an ageing population, it is likely that more and more of us will experience reduced mobility in our lifetime. Continue reading “WEC inquiry and report: Building for Equality – Disability and the Built Environment”
Disability Rights UK are consulting on on what the disability rights sector can seek from a post-Brexit UK.
Continue reading “Disability Rights UK consultation: Manifesto on Brexit”