Posts Tagged ‘ Human Rights ’

National Preventive Mechanism Guidance – Isolation in Detention

February 23, 2017
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The UK National Preventive Mechanism, established to fulfill the UK’s obligations under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture, published guidance on the use of isolation in detention in January 2017.
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UKIM submission: Disability Rights in the UK

February 17, 2017
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The UK Independent Mechanism published a report on the rights of disabled people under the CRPD in February 2017. It noted that "the UK and devolved governments have not taken all the appropriate steps to progress the implementation of the Convention."
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Women’s Resource Centre training: making the case, equalities and human rights – 28 March 2017

February 6, 2017

The Women’s Resource Centre workshop 'Making the case: Equalities and Human Rights' is on 28 March, 10am - 4pm, at United House, London N7 9DP. This session, free to voluntary and community sector organisations in London, is led by Louise Whitfield, public law and human rights specialist and partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn.
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EHRC consultation on their measurement framework

February 3, 2017
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a consultation into its measurement framework in January 2017. Written responses are welcomed with a closing date of 21 February 2017.
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Human Rights Watch World Report 2017

January 24, 2017
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Human Rights Watch released their World Report 2017 in January 2017. The report summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.
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EHRC Invitation to Tender – social security systems based on dignity and respect

January 19, 2017
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is seeking to commission research on the design of social security systems based on the concepts of dignity and respect. The deadline for tenders is 1pm on 2 February 2017.
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Posted in: Vacancies and grants

Equally Ours strategic communications workshop with LVSC – 23 February 2017

January 18, 2017
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Equally Ours is holding its strategic communications workshop in partnership with the London Voluntary Service Council and twelve places are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The workshop will take place on 23 February 2017 at Canada Water Library. Please note that the training is only for those working in London-based organisations.
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EHRC report: Protecting human rights: key challenges for the UK’s third Universal Periodic Review

January 6, 2017
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a report, 'Protecting human rights: key challenges for the UK's third Universal Periodic Review', in December 2016. This report sets out the ongoing human rights challenges in Great Britain across 12 different areas of life, including education, health and privacy.
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Joint Committee on Human Rights report on the human rights implications of Brexit

December 19, 2016
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights published an interim report on the human rights implications of Brexit in December 2016.
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Posted in: Equality and Europe, Home, Research and reports

Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry on the Government’s proposed derogation from the ECHR

December 16, 2016
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry on the Government’s proposed derogation from the ECHR in December 2016. Written submissions are invited from interested groups and individuals. The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 March 2017.
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Posted in: Consultations, Equality and Europe

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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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, Equality and Europe, Home

Justice Committee inquiry on courts and tribunals fees and charges – oral evidence session

December 9, 2016
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The House of Commons Justice Committee published its report on courts and tribunals fees in June 2016; the Government then responded in November 2016. The Committee has arranged to take oral evidence from Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Minister of State for Courts and Justice, in a one-off evidence session on Wednesday 14 December at 4.00pm, to discuss the Government Response.
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CRAE report: State of Children’s Rights in England

December 9, 2016
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he Children's Rights Alliance for England received their report, the State of Children's Rights in England, in December 2016.
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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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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, Equality and Europe

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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United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities report on the UK

November 11, 2016
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The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published its report on the UK in November 2016. The report states that "the Committee considers that there is reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met".
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Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into UN Sustainable Development Goal 5

November 11, 2016
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The Women and Equalities Select Committee launched an inquiry into the Government's plans for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (#SDG5) in October 2016. Submissions closed on Monday 5 December 2016.
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Baring Foundation funding round for 2016 open

November 11, 2016

The Baring Foundation announced in October 2016 the launch of a second round of funding in two open funds under their Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme launched in 2015.
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Letter from Joint Committee on Human Rights to Michael Fallon MP

October 15, 2016
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights wrote to the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon MP, in October 2016, asking for a full explanation of the Government’s proposal to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to protect the Armed Forces from legal claims arising from future overseas operations.
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Posted in: Debate, Equality and Europe, Policy and law

JCHR third report of 2016-17 session on legislative scrutiny

October 15, 2016
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights published their third report of the 2016-17 session in October 2016.
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JCHR report on the Children and Social Work Bill

October 15, 2016
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights published its report on the Children and Social Work Bill in October 2016.
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Independent human rights film: ‘The Boy Who Changed The Law’

October 15, 2016

Debora Singer produced an independent human rights film, The Boy Who Changed The Law, which was released in October 2016.
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EHRC Scotland annual report 2015/16

October 2, 2016
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its 2015/16 annual report for Scotland in September 2016.
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BIHR Joint Civil Society Report to the United Nations

October 2, 2016
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The British Institute of Human Rights released their Joint Civil Society Report to the United Nations in September 2016. The report is to use when the UK undergoes its third Universal Period Review in April/May 2017.
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Cloisters column: ‘Time for Action – The Lawyers’ Refugee Initiative’

September 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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JCHR inquiry into the human rights implications of Brexit

September 15, 2016
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights has launched an inquiry into the human rights implication of Brexit. The committee is focusing on three particular issues: privacy and family life; international trade; and other human rights protected by EU law. The deadline for submissions passed on 10 October 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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SCVO campaign to promote Human Rights in the third sector

August 31, 2016

In August 2016m, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) launched Introducing the #RightApproach, a campaign to promote Human Rights in the third sector.
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Just Fair capacity building workshop on UN CESCR – 10 October 2016

August 31, 2016
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Just Fair is hosting a capacity building workshop on the concluding observations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Monday 10 October 2016.
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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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Posted in: Briefings and leaflets, Online resources, Policy and law