Equality and Human Rights News

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Home Office consultation: ‘Strengthening the Law on Domestic Abuse’

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'Strengthening the Law on Domestic Abuse - A Consultation' was launched in August 2014. The consultation closes on 15 October 2014.
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Insights Paper: Human Rights in Scotland’s Future

SHRC Scottish Human Rights Commission

In August 2014, the Scottish Human Rights Commission published an Insights Paper with three recommendations for improving human rights protection.
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The Accessible Britain Challenge

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The vision of the Accessible Britain Challenge is for communities to become more inclusive and accessible by engaging and working with disabled people to remove barriers that get in the way of them being full and active contributors in their community.
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Updates to Government disability strategy

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In September 2014 the Government published updates on its disability strategy and documents showing the progress that has been made.
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Call for contributions – Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice

EDF and the EDF Research Network are calling for contributions to ‘Beyond 2015’ – a cross-sector and multidisciplinary project about equality, human rights and social justice in the UK.
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Law Society: Access to justice campaign

Law Society

The Access to justice campaign was launched in September 2014 because the Law Society believes that access to justice is on the verge of a crisis.
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Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission report: ‘Elitist Britain?’

This report from the Commission on Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission suggest that Britain is 'deeply elitist'.
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EHRC call for evidence on religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery

EHRC

In August 2014, the EHRC launched a call for evidence on religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery. All contributions should be made before 14 October 2014.
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Consultation on ‘A new Magna Carta?’

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In July 2014, Parliament launched a major consultation into the shape of our democracy today. It runs until January 2015.
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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill – have your say

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The House of Commons Public Bill Committee is inviting anyone with relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Bill to submit written evidence before 6 November 2014.
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