Briefings and leaflets

This section of the website contains some of the recent leaflets and briefings on equality and human rights subjects that are available.

Please note that the Equality and Diversity Forum does not endorse the material provided.

EHRC briefing – Healing the divisions: a positive vision for equality and human rights in Britain

March 20, 2017
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a five-point plan for equality and human rights after Brexit in March 2017. The Commission encouraged all political parties to pursue five priorities to protect and promote equality and human rights in the UK.
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Runnymede Trust briefings on ethnic inequalities – January 2017

March 9, 2017

The Runnymede Trust and the University of Manchester’s Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity published briefings on ethnic inequalities in Bristol, in Manchester, and in Barking & Dagenham in January 2017.
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House of Commons Debate Pack – UK policy on torture and the treatment of asylum claims

March 6, 2017
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The House of Commons published a debate pack on UK policy on torture and the treatment of asylum claims in March 2017. The pack accompanied a debate on this topic led by Dr Tania Mathias, Alistair Carmichael, Dr Lisa Cameron and Kate Green.
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Fawcett Society Briefing: Gender Pay Gap by Ethnicity in Britain

March 6, 2017
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The Fawcett Society published a briefing on the gender pay gap by ethnicity in Britain in March 2017. The analysis revealed real inequalities, with some minority ethnic groups making strides while pay for others lags behind.
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Just Fair resource – what are economic and social rights, and how are they recognised in international law?

February 16, 2017
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Just Fair produced a resource on the international recognition of economic and social rights in February 2017. It summarises the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, alongside UK-specific recommendations made by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2016.
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Cloisters column part two – ‘Premature Labelling? A child-centred approach to questions of gender identity’

February 13, 2017
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Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments. This is part two of a two-part series on trans rights.
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Acas and GEO guidance on gender pay gap reporting

January 31, 2017
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Acas and the Government Equalities Office published guidance on managing gender pay gap reporting in the private and voluntary sectors in January 2017. This report followed the amendment to the law in August 2016, requiring all employers with more than 250 employees to publish information about the differences in pay between men and women.
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House of Commons Library debate pack on protecting civil society space across the world

January 24, 2017
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The House of Commons published a debate pack on protecting civil society space across the world in January 2017. The pack was prepared ahead of the debate on 'Protecting civil society space across the world', to be held on Thursday 26 January.
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Cloisters column part one – ‘To pee or not to pee….? Toilets and Gender Identity’

January 9, 2017
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Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments. This is part one of a two-part series on trans rights. Part two will explore gender identity and children.
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House of Commons Library briefing on estimating the gender impact of tax and benefits changes

December 15, 2016
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The House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on estimating the gender impact of tax and benefits changes in December 2016. The briefing paper looks the basis for Labour’s claim that changes in taxes and benefits have had a disproportionate impact on women.
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Mapping The Great Repeal: European Union Law And The Protection Of Human Rights

December 13, 2016

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.
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Cloisters column: ‘The age of Trump and “Brexit”: is the balance between gay rights and religious freedom changing?’

December 9, 2016
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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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Scottish Parliament Information Centre briefing on Brexit, equalities and human rights

November 23, 2016
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The Scottish Parliament Information Centre published a briefing on the impact of Brexit on equalities and human rights in October 2016. The briefing considers the impact Brexit will have on equalities and human rights. The focus is on legislation which has a basis in EU law, the protections currently offered, and what this could mean in the future.
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Cloisters column: ‘Rights at home can secure the right to a home – Disability and homelessness under the Human Rights Act 1998’

November 11, 2016
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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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House of Commons Library briefing paper on Brexit and employment law

November 11, 2016
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The House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on Brexit and employment law in November 2016. The briefing focuses on key differences between domestic and EU employment law, and discusses the Government's position on the topic.
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Migration Observatory briefing on educational outcomes among children with English as an additional language

November 11, 2016
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The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford published a briefing on educational outcomes among children with English as an additional language in July 2016.
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TUC analysis of the gender pay gap

November 11, 2016
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The Trades Union Congress published an analysis of official statistics from the ONS regarding the gender pay gap in October 2016. The analysis shows that women earn less than men annually at every stage in their careers. However, the gender pay gap is at its widest when a woman hits 50.
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Deighton Pierce Glynn briefing on how legislation protects women-only spaces and services

October 28, 2016

A briefing by Louise Whitfield, Deighton Pierce Glynn, was published in June 2016, entitled 'How legislation protects women-only spaces and services: an overview'.
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Child Poverty Action Group handbook on benefits for migrants

October 28, 2016

The Child Poverty Action Group published their updated Benefits for Migrants Handbook in October 2016.
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HEAR guide on rights of disabled refugees and aslyum seekers

October 28, 2016
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HEAR, the network of equality and human rights organisations and community groups in London, produced a guide in October 2016, entitled 'A guide to the rights and entitlements of disabled asylum seekers, refugees and refused applicants in the UK'.
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Cloisters column: ‘Discrimination in awards for personal injury’

October 15, 2016
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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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Scottish Government Fairer Scotland Action Plan

October 15, 2016
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The Scottish Government published its Fairer Scotland action plan in October 2016. It outlines 50 actions to help tackle poverty, reduce inequality and build a fairer and more inclusive Scotland.
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CRAE briefing on policing and youth justice: Children Speak Out

October 15, 2016
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The Children's Rights Alliance for England published their new briefing, Children Speak Out, in October 2016. The briefing draws on a survey and in-depth focus group consultations with nearly 1,000 children and young people across England.
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Tribunals and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics, April-June 2016

October 2, 2016
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The Ministry of Justice published its quarterly bulletin of tribunals and gender recognition certificate statistics for April-June 2016 in September 2016.
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House of Commons briefing on the impact of Brexit across policy areas

September 15, 2016
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The House of Commons Library published a briefing on 26 August 2016 on the possible impact of Brexit across policy areas. The areas covered include employment, immigration, police and justice, human rights, and social security.
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Institute for Fiscal Studies briefing on the gender wage gap

August 31, 2016
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies published a briefing note on the gender wage gap in August 2016. The briefing note is the first output in a programme of work by the IFS seeking to understand the gender wage gap and its relationship to poverty.
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Cloisters column: ‘Race Discrimination and Housing in post-Brexit Britain’

August 18, 2016
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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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ECHR factsheets on case law and pending cases

August 18, 2016

The European Court of Human Rights Press Team has produced a page on their website with factsheets by theme on case law and pending cases.
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Updates on the Modern Slavery Act and briefings

August 18, 2016
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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. The Government produced a review of the Act in July 2016.
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Home Office factsheets on the Immigration Act 2016

August 18, 2016

The Home Office produced factsheets on the Immigration Act 2016 in July 2016.
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