All work in the UK economy should be fair and decent with realistic scope for development and fulfilment, says the July 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (pdf).
Social media platforms are being used to spread hate, abuse and extremism. This practice remains unchecked and, even where it is illegal, largely unpoliced.
The Home Affairs Committee report on hate crime (pdf), published in April 2017, found it “shockingly easy” to find examples of abuse online.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into mental health and deaths in prison in December 2016. An interim report (pdf) was published in April 2017. Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry and interim report: Mental Health and Deaths in Prison”
The British Medical Association launched their Equality Lens in December 2016. This is an information resource providing an equalities analysis of the UK medical workforce in the UK, and will frame the BMA’s equalities work going forward.
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry on the Government’s proposed derogation from the ECHR in December 2016. Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry on the Government’s proposed derogation from the ECHR”
The Equality Challenge Unit is advertising for a Deputy CEO/Head of policy and external relations for a 12-month fixed-term sabbatical cover; secondments are welcome. Continue reading “Equality Challenge Unit vacancy: Deputy CEO/Head of policy and external relations”
In April 2016, the Home Affairs Select Committee launched a short inquiry into anti-Semitism, looking at whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased and the particular dangers facing Jewish people arising from terrorism. Continue reading “Home Affairs Select Committee investigation into anti-Semitism and Government response”
British Future published in December 2016 the report of their inquiry into securing the status of nationals from the European Economic Area living in the UK. The Inquiry’s report calls on the Government to make a clear public commitment that the 2.8 million Europeans in the UK can stay, and should be offered Permanent Residence with the same health, social and educational rights as British citizens.
The House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on estimating the gender impact of tax and benefits changes in December 2016. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing on estimating the gender impact of tax and benefits changes”
Angela Patrick, from Doughty Street Chambers, produced a background paper for the Thomas Paine Initiative, entitled ‘Mapping The Great Repeal: European Union Law And The Protection Of Human Rights‘, published in December 2016. Continue reading “Mapping The Great Repeal: European Union Law And The Protection Of Human Rights”