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Cloisters column on ‘Whiplash: George Osborne’s Modest Proposal’

May 23, 2016
Cloisters

Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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The Queen’s Speech – May 2016

May 23, 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’

May 23, 2016
HousesofParliament

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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APPG on Global LGBT Rights publishes inaugural report

May 23, 2016
HousesofParliament

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Global LGBT Rights released its inaugral report in May 2016.
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Scottish Government: Insights into key equality outcomes across Scotland

May 23, 2016
The Scottish Government

In May 2016, Scotland's Chief Statistician released 'figures of unprecedented detail for local areas and equality groups analysed over a three year period'.
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Call for evidence: Government review to increase BME labour market progression

May 23, 2016
gov.uk

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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Scottish Human Rights Commission Strategic Plan 2016-2020

May 23, 2016
SHRC Scottish Human Rights Commission

The Scottish Human Rights Commission Strategic Plan 2016-2020 was published in May 2016.
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Programme for Government: recommendations by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

May 23, 2016
Equality Commision Northern Ireland ECNI

In May 2016, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland set out its recommendations in relation to the next Programme for Government (PfG) and Budget of the Northern Ireland Executive.
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Youth Select Committee to tackle racism and religious discrimination

May 23, 2016
HousesofParliament

On 11 May 2016 the Youth Select Committee announced a new inquiry into racism and religious discrimination. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2016.
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FRA compendium of practices for addressing hate crime

May 23, 2016
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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Posted in: eNewsletter, Home, Research and reports, Training and guidance

Fundamental Rights Agency discrimination data sets

May 23, 2016
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) interactive data explorer provides access to FRA survey data.
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House of Commons briefing paper on ‘Welfare reform and disabled people’

May 23, 2016
HousesofParliament

A House of Commons Library briefing paper on Welfare reform and disabled people was published in April 2016. It provides an overview of the benefits changes introduced since 2010 affecting disabled people and their families, looks at the impact of the changes, and summarises responses from disability organisations and others.
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EHRC invitation to submit strategic cases

May 23, 2016
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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ILGA-Europe Rainbow Europe Index

May 23, 2016
ILGA Europe

ILGA-Europe’s fifth edition of its Rainbow Europe Index was published in May 2016.
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Runnymede call for signatories to racial discrimination report

May 23, 2016
runnymedelogo

Runnymede is coordinating the input of NGOs to the UK government's examination by CERD and has issued a call for signatures.
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LSE book examining social policy during the recession

May 23, 2016
London School of Economics LSE

In May 2016, the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE published 'Social Policy in a Cold Climate: policies and their consequences since the crisis'.
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JRF report on destitution in the UK

May 23, 2016
Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation published its report on 'Destitution in the UK' in April 2016.
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Fawcett report on ‘Closing the Pension Gap’

May 23, 2016
Fawcett Society

Closing the Pension Gap: Understanding Women’s Attitudes to Pension Saving was published by the Fawcett Society in April 2016.
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British Academy debate about the UK, human rights and the European Convention

May 23, 2016
British Academy

In April 2016, Colm O'Cinneide, Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at University College London, talked to Professor David Feldman FBA about the UK and the European Convention of Human Rights.
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WRC training – May & June 2016

May 23, 2016
The Womens Resource Centre

The Women's Resource Centre is holding a variety of training sessions in May and June.
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Improving Mental Health and Support for LGBT+ Londoners – 9 June 2016

May 23, 2016
HEAR

On 9 June 2016 the Human Rights and Equalities Network (HEAR) is holding an event on Improving Mental Health and Support for LGBT+ Londoners.
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EDF Research Network and QMUL seminar on fair treatment at work – 29 June 2016

May 23, 2016
EDFRN

The EDF Research Network and the Centre for Research on Law, Equality and Diversity are holding a seminar to discuss 'Raising the bar on equality and fair treatment at work'.
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Bob Hepple Equality Award 2016 – 30 June 2016

May 23, 2016
Equal Rights Trust

Celebrate Equal Rights in Disability at the Bob Hepple Equality Award 2016.
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ROTA vacancy: Project Manager – Active Lives, Healthy Minds

May 23, 2016
ROTA

Race on the Agenda is recruiting for a Project Manager. The deadline for applications is noon on 6 June 2016.
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