Equality and Human Rights News

Welcome to the website of the Equality and Diversity Forum, a national network of equality and human rights organisations. This website brings together a wide range of equality and human rights information and resources provided by EDF and other organisations.

Draft legislation: ‘Scotland in the UK’

gov.uk

In January 2015, draft legislation 'which will see an unprecedented rise in the powers of the Scottish Parliament was published by the UK Government'.
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New EHRC commissioners

In January 2015, the EHRC announced the appointment of two new Commissioners - Lorna McGregor and Susan Johnson OBE.
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Call for contributions – Beyond 2015 portal of online resources

As part of the 'Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice' project we are calling for contributions to a new online portal within the EDF website.
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Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech – NGO and other responses

Following the attacks in Paris in January 2015, a number of EDF organisations and other NGOs published responses and comments.
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How to talk about human rights – new short guide

Equally-Ours

In January 2015, Equally Ours launched 'How to talk about human rights', drawing together the insight from Equally Ours’ extensive research in this area.
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Equally Ours – Human rights in action

Equally-Ours

People all over the UK rely on human rights in their everyday lives. Equally Ours shares the real human rights stories in and out of the news.
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EHRC project to tackle LGB and T hate crime

EHRC

In December 2014, the EHRC announced the launch of a project to tackle significant under-reporting of LGB and T hate crime.
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Report: ‘Monitoring the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’

'Monitoring the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The UK Independent mechanism list of issues interim report' was published in December 2014.
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Briefing on the Immigration Act 2014 and pilot immigration checks

'The Immigration Act 2014, piloting immigration checks in the private rented sector and the potential for race discrimination' is a briefing from the Race Equality Foundation and Equanomics
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Watch this space – Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice

The Equality and Diversity Forum and EDF Research Network are starting a discussion about how to reduce inequality by working more effectively across sectors and disciplines.
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