‘A willingness to exploit workers should not be a competitive advantage. A race to the bottom risks undercutting the vast majority of businesses that do treat their workers well.’
This is according to A Framework for Modern Employment (pdf), published in November 2017 by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees.
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The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing (pdf) on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. It addresses the Charter, general principles of EU law, and ‘Francovich’ damages. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: EU (Withdrawal) Bill – the Charter, EU Law and ‘Francovich’ Damages”
The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing (pdf) on the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19.
This is a Private Member’s Bill, seeking to make provision about the oversight and management of the use of force in mental health units. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19”
‘Because of the dire state that prisons are in, injustices and disproportionality continue unchecked,’ says an October 2017 report from Runnymede and the University of Greenwich’.
Have prisons become a dangerous place? (pdf) explores disproportionality, safety and mental health in British Prisons.
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a scheme to help improve the quality and availability of advice across Great Britain. Continue reading “EHRC grants: Access to Justice”
Liberty, Amnesty International UK, the Public Law Project and JUSTICE have issued a joint October 2017 briefing on the rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Continue reading “Liberty, AIUK, PLP and JUSTICE briefing: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill”
The Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for evidence on the human rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
Evidence should be submitted to the Committee by 20 November 2017. Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights call for evidence: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill”
‘Equality is a right, not a hand-out or a tool for political negotiations.’
Oxford Human Rights Hub have published the conclusions a September 2017 workshop on the impact of Brexit on equality law.
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) measurement framework is a new “lever for change.”
Launched in October 2017, the measurement framework (pdf) can be used to monitor progress towards greater equality and fulfilment of human rights. Continue reading “EHRC tool: Measurement Framework for Equality and Human Rights”
The fifth round of Brexit negotiations ran from 9 to 12 October 2017. Some progress was made in the areas of citizens’ rights and the Irish border, but not on the ‘divorce bill.’
This is according to an October 2017 briefing (pdf) from the House of Commons Library.