Equality and Human Rights News

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Government audit to tackle racial disparities in public service outcomes

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On 27 August 2016, the Prime Minister Theresa May launched an audit of public services to reveal racial disparities and to help end the injustices that many people experience.
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Inquiry and report: Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK

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In January 2016, the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities launched an inquiry into Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. The deadline for written submissions was 28 February 2016.
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EDF strategy 2016-2020

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The Equality and Diversity Forum launched their strategy for 2016-2020, 'Key to all our futures', in July 2016. The strategy sets out what the EDF intends to do to help bring about positive change.
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Cloisters column: ‘Race Discrimination and Housing in post-Brexit Britain’

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Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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Government hate crime action plan 2016

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The Government published their hate crime action plan for 2016, 'Action against Hate: the UK government's plan for tackling hate crime' in July 2016.
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House of Lords report on Equality Act and Disability – Government and EHRC responses

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On 7 July 2016, the Government published its Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Equality Act 2010's impact on disabled people.
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EHRC report on the ‘Causes and motivations of hate crime’

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A report on the 'Causes and motivations of hate crime' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 29 July 2016.
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EHRC report on ‘Prejudice and unlawful behaviour’

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'Prejudice and unlawful behaviour, exploring levers for change' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 29 July 2016.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: ‘Race rights in the UK’

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In July 2016, the EHRC published 'Race rights in the UK. Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in advance of the public examination of the UK’s implementation of ICERD'.
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EHRC – ‘What to do if you’re worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet’

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'What to do if you're worried about racism: EU referendum factsheet' was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in July 2016.
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Women and Equalities Committee report on transgender equality and Government response

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There is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people, despite welcome progress, according to a parliamentary report published in January 2016. The Government responded and announced new measures in July 2016.
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Responses to post-Brexit rise in racist incidents

Many organisations have condemned the rise in racist incidents that has been reported following the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
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FRA compendium of practices for addressing hate crime

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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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Equality and Human Rights Commission – Is Britain Fairer?

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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

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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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