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.

Justice Committee report on courts and tribunals fees and charges

HousesofParliament

The House of Commons Justice Committee published its report on courts and tribunals fees on 20 June 2016.
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Joint Committee for Human Rights call for evidence: Priority Bills 2016-17

HousesofParliament

The Joint Committee for Human Rights released a call for evidence for Priority Bills in 2016-17 in June 2016.
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Human Rights and Business enquiry: call for evidence

HousesofParliament

The Joint Committee for Human Rights launched an enquiry into human rights and business in June 2016. The enquiry is accepting written submissions. The deadline is Friday 8 July 2016.
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UN report on children’s rights in the UK

United Nations General Assembly

In June 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its 'Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission – human rights resources

EHRC

The human rights section of the EHRC website details everything you need to know about human rights and how they are protected, including a section on what people should do if they think their rights have been breached.
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Cloisters column: ‘Brexit and Mrs Webb: Return of the sick man versus pregnant woman?’

Cloisters

Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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ONS Census consultation: full response

Office for National Statistics

In May 2016, the Office for National Statistics published its full response to the consultation on the content of the 2021 Census for England and Wales, including next steps in collecting data on sexual and gender identity.
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The Queen’s Speech – May 2016

HousesofParliament

The Queen's Speech on 18 May set out the government’s proposed legislative programme and was described by the Prime Minister as a 'One Nation Queen’s speech from a One Nation Government'.
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Justice committee report on ‘The UK, the EU and a British Bill of Rights’

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On 9 May 2016, Parliament's EU Justice Sub-committee published its report on the Government’s proposal to introduce a UK Bill of Rights.
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Call for evidence: Government review to increase BME labour market progression

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On 10 May 2016, BIS launched a call for evidence as part of the review into increasing progression in the labour market by people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds. The call for evidence will close on 22 August 2016.
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FRA compendium of practices for addressing hate crime

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

In May 2016, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published a compendium of practices from across the EU on how to combat hate crime.
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EHRC invitation to submit strategic cases

EHRC

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is inviting legal advisors to contact the Commission if they have a case that resonates with the strategic litigation policy and the business plan of the EHRC.
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EDF briefing on the EU

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The Equality and Diversity Forum produced a briefing on the European Union in April 2016, in anticipation of the referendum on the issue on 23 June 2016.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission – Is Britain Fairer?

EHRC

The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain was published in October 2015. Further reviews for Wales, Scotland, and England have also been published.
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Equally Ours: Rights for Life publication on human rights

Equally-Ours

In March 2016, Equally Ours published 'Rights for Life' - sharing stories on how human rights have been used in people's lives.
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EDF guidance for the voluntary sector on the Equality Act, the PSED and ‘due regard’

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EDF published leaflets to help VCS organisations use the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty in their work.
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