Equality and Human Rights News

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Joint Committee report on ‘The UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’

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In a report published in March 2015, the JCHR welcomes the progress made by the Government in recognising children’s rights but says that more still needs to be done.
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Scottish Government: Equality Evidence Toolkit for Public Authorities

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In March 2015, the Scottish Government published an 'Equality Evidence Toolkit for Public Authorities'.
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Scottish Human Rights Commission briefing: ‘Human rights for all – forwards or back?’

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In March 2015, the Scottish Human Rights Commission published a briefing on the future of the UK's human rights laws, setting out a 'progressive test' for any proposals to change the UK’s human rights laws.
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Justice Committee report on changes to civil legal aid

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The Justice Committee report on the Impact of changes to civil legal aid was published in March 2015.
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EHRC warns against ‘regressive’ change to human rights laws

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A letter from the heads of the EHRC to the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights warns against 'regressive' changes to Britain's human rights laws.
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NGO equality and human rights manifestos and hustings

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On 11 March 2015, EDF held a hustings for its members and associates that was attended by Benali Hamdache for the Green Party, Sharon Hodgson MP for Labour and Margot James MP for the Conservatives.
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Vacancy: Equality and Diversity Forum Chief Executive

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The Equality and Diversity Forum is recruiting a new Chief Executive. The closing date for applications is 24 April 2015.
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Joint Committee on Human Rights report on Human Rights Judgments

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The Joint Committee on Human Rights' 'Seventh Report. Human Rights Judgments' notes the disparity between the good record of the Government before the European Court of Human Rights and the media’s portrayal of these statistics.
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EHRC: ‘Religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery’

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A report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in March 2015 finds that there is widespread confusion over the laws protecting religion or belief in the UK.
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EDF invitation to VCS organisations

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EDF is inviting VCS organisations to include their details on EDF’s online directory of organisations to help signpost members of the public and practitioners to their services.
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EHRC: ‘Future Fair Financial Decision-Making’

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'Future Fair Financial Decision-Making' brings to an end this phase of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's work on Fair Financial Decision-Making.
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Fawcett: ‘Where’s the Benefit? An Independent Inquiry into Women and Jobseeker’s Allowance’

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'Where’s the Benefit? An Independent Inquiry into Women and Jobseeker’s Allowance' was published by the Fawcett Society on 5 February 2015.
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How to talk about human rights – new short guide

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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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