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Cloisters column: ‘Brexit and Mrs Webb: Return of the sick man versus pregnant woman?’

June 21, 2016
Cloisters

Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, Debate, eNewsletter

Justice Committee report on courts and tribunals fees and charges

June 21, 2016
HousesofParliament

The House of Commons Justice Committee published its report on courts and tribunals fees on 20 June 2016.
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Posted in: Consultations, EDF Resources, eNewsletter, Home, Research and reports

Joint Committee for Human Rights call for evidence: Priority Bills 2016-17

June 21, 2016
HousesofParliament

The Joint Committee for Human Rights released a call for evidence for Priority Bills in 2016-17 in June 2016.
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Posted in: Consultations, eNewsletter, Home

Human Rights and Business enquiry: call for evidence

June 21, 2016
HousesofParliament

The Joint Committee for Human Rights launched an enquiry into human rights and business in June 2016. The enquiry is accepting written submissions. The deadline is Friday 8 July 2016.
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Posted in: Consultations, eNewsletter, Home

APPG for Disability call for evidence: halving the disability employment gap

June 21, 2016
HousesofParliament

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Disability released a call for evidence in June 2016. The Group invites written submissions to inform its inquiry into the disability employment gap. The deadline for submissions is Monday 4 July 2016.
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Equality Commission NI: five key actions to promote racial equality

June 21, 2016
Equality Commision Northern Ireland ECNI

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has set out the five priority actions that it considers the Northern Ireland Executive needs to take to promote racial equality in Northern Ireland.
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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, eNewsletter, Research and reports, Training and guidance

Hate Crime in Scotland report for 2015-16

June 21, 2016
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service COPFS

Scotland's Prosecution Service published a report on hate crime in Scotland from 2015-16 on 10 June 2016. The report brings together figures on crime motivated by prejudice.
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Posted in: eNewsletter, Research and reports

UN report on children’s rights in the UK

June 21, 2016
United Nations General Assembly

In June 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its 'Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'.
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Cabinet Office consultation: Establishing common measures of socioeconomic background

June 21, 2016
gov.uk

The Cabinet Office launched a consultation into developing common measures for employers on the socioeconomic backgrounds of their workforce and applicants in June 2016.
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Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) – UK examination and submissions

June 21, 2016

In June 2016, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) will examine the UK’s State report, on the basis of the list of issues decided upon in October 2015.
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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, Campaigns and projects, eNewsletter, Policy and law, Research and reports

Resolution Foundation report on disabled people and employment

June 21, 2016
Resolution Foundation

The Resolution Foundation published a report on disabled people and employment in June 2016. The report says that disabled people who have had more than a year out from the workforce are treated twice as harshly as their non-disabled counterparts.
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TUC report on disability and employment

June 21, 2016
TUC Trades Union Congress

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) published a report on employment of disabled people in June 2016. Its analysis claims the government is “years behind schedule” in delivering its manifesto commitment to halve the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people by 2020.
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Fawcett Society commission report: The Northern Powerhouse: an analysis of women’s representation

June 21, 2016
Fawcett Society

A new commission on representation of women in local government set up by the Fawcett Society published its first paper in June 2016, entitled The Northern Powerhouse: an analysis of women's representation.
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Rights Info publication: Everything you need to know about the Immigration Act 2016

June 21, 2016
Rights info

Rights Info published a plain English summary to the Immigration Act 2016 in June 2016.
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University Alliance report on tackling inequality in higher education

June 21, 2016

The University Alliance published a report on the role of universities in reducing inequality in June 2016. It argues that the government’s ambitions for higher education will only be met if university leaders make tackling inequality a core part of their mission.
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Carers UK report on building carer-friendly communities

June 21, 2016
Carers UK

Carers UK published a report on building carer-friendly communities in June 2016. The research report, launched for Carers Week 2016, found that the life chances of many of the 6.5 million people in the UK who care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being affected by inadequate support from local services.
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Fair Play South West meeting report: What has membership of the EU done for women?

June 21, 2016
Fair Play South West

Fair Play South West co-hosted a meeting in Taunton (along with Unison and South West TUC) in May 2016, entitled 'What has membership of the EU done for women?'
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Runnymede report: Scotland and race equality

June 21, 2016
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The Runnymede Trust published a report 'Scotland and Race Equality: Directions in Policy and Identity' in June 2016.
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BIHR pilot resources on mental health, mental capacity and human rights

June 21, 2016
BIHR

The British Institute of Human Rights released pilot versions of their resources on mental health, mental capacity and human rights in June 2016.
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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, Campaigns and projects, eNewsletter, Online resources, Training and guidance

Evaluation of Acas conciliation in employment tribunal applications in 2016

June 21, 2016
ACAS

Acas published an evaluation of their conciliation service in employment tribunal applications during 2016 in June 2016.
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Improving the wellbeing of Londoners through inclusive employment – 30 June 2016

June 21, 2016
HEAR

HEAR is hosting an event on improving the wellbeing of Londoners through inclusive employment opportunities. The event will take place on 30 June 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm (with arrivals from 9.30 am) at the Human Rights Action Centre.
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Posted in: eNewsletter, Events

Welsh Women’s Aid vacancy: Services Development Officer

June 21, 2016
Welsh Womens Aid

Welsh Women's Aid is advertising for a Services Development Officer. The deadline for applications is 26 June 2016.
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Posted in: eNewsletter, Vacancies and grants

EVAW vacancies: Public Affairs Manager and Communications Officer

June 21, 2016
End Violence Against Women

The End Violence Against Women Coalition is advertising for two part-time vacancies: a Public Affairs Manager and a Communications Officer. The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 1 July 2016.
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EHRC vacancy: Parliamentary and Public Affairs Manager

June 21, 2016
EHRC

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is advertising for a Parliamentary and Public Affairs Manager. The role is temporary for up to twelve months. The deadline for applications is Sunday 26 June 2016.
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Posted in: eNewsletter, Vacancies and grants

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