Equality and Human Rights News

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EHRC strategy to strengthen understanding of religion or belief in public life

EHRC

In October 2013, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published 'Shared Understandings: a new EHRC strategy to strengthen understanding of religion or belief in public life'.
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Universal Periodic Review Reports

In August 2014, the Ministry of Justice and the Equality and Human Rights Commission published their Mid-Term Universal Periodic Review Reports.
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Tender: EDF Research Network feasibility study

EDFRN

The EDF Research Network is commissioning a feasibility study to inform its future strategy and work plan from autumn 2015. The closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm on Monday 3 November 2014.
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EHRC litigation strategy survey

EHRC

The EHRC is holding a consultation on its legal strategy. The closing date for the consultation is 12 December 2014.
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Home Office consultation: ‘Strengthening the Law on Domestic Abuse’

gov.uk

'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

gov.uk

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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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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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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Consultation on ‘A new Magna Carta?’

HousesofParliament

In July 2014, Parliament launched a major consultation into the shape of our democracy today. It runs until January 2015.
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