Posts Tagged ‘ International ’

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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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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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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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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Atlantic Fellowships applications are open

January 24, 2017
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Applications for the LSE Atlantic Fellowships (both residential and non-residential) are open. The final deadline is 31 January 2017.
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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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World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2016

November 23, 2016

The World Economic Forum published its Global Gender Gap Report 2016 in November 2016. The report places the UK as 20th out of 144 countries.
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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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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 UK’s record on children’s rights

September 15, 2016
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into the UK's record on children's rights. The inquiry follows the UK assessment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and will consider both the recommendations made by the Committee, as well as considering any implications for children's rights of the Children and Social Work Bill. The deadline for submitting was 7 October 2016.
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UN race committee concerns about post-referendum increase in UK hate crimes

August 31, 2016
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In August 2016, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its concluding observations on the UK's twenty-first to twenty-third periodic reports.
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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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Sustainable Development Goals inquiry

August 5, 2016
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The Environmental Audit Committee opened an inquiry into the domestic implication of the UK sustainable development goals in 2016. The deadline for making a submission was 16 September 2016.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: ‘Race rights in the UK’

July 19, 2016
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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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Shadow report for the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

July 19, 2016

The UK will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in August 2016. A number of NGOs have worked together under the Runnymede Trust's leadership, to produce a shadow report.
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UN review of UK implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

July 8, 2016
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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) reviewed the UK’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in May 2016 and published their report. UN CRC raised concerns and made recommendations on a number of children’s rights issues.
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Shadow reports to CEDAW on access to justice and legal aid

July 8, 2016

In 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Women's Resource Centre published CEDAW shadow reports on access to justice and legal aid.
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UN report on children’s rights in the UK

June 21, 2016
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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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LSE debate on ‘Challenging Inequalities’

June 9, 2016

This public debate at LSE debated different approaches to challenging inequality across the globe.
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EHRC submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

May 12, 2016
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The EHRC's submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights covers a number of equality and human rights issues.
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UK milestones: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

February 16, 2016
United Nations General Assembly

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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Equality and Human Rights Commission submission to the UN Committee against Torture

February 16, 2016
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In February 2016, the Equality and Human Rights Commission made its submission to the UN Committee against Torture 57th Session.
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House of Commons Library briefing on ‘The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK’

January 17, 2016
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This briefing paper provides information on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its inquiry into the impact of the UK Government's policies on people with disabilities in relation to their human rights obligations.
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International Humanist and Ethical Union: ‘Freedom of Thought Report 2015’

January 7, 2016
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In December 2015, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) published 'The Freedom of Thought Report 2015'.
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Guide on ‘Engaging with the International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination’

December 7, 2015

This is the up-to-date second edition guide to the International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
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Global Media Monitoring Project 2015

November 24, 2015

The Global Media Monitoring Report was launched in November 2015.
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Information paper: Evidence of breaches of Disabled people’s rights

October 27, 2015
Inclusion London

In October 2015, Inclusion London published an information paper on 'Evidence of breaches of Disabled people’s rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'.
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EHRC response on International Plan of Action on Ageing

October 25, 2015
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In October 2015, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published its response to the questionnaire on the effectiveness of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA).
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EHRC response to UN inquiry into the rights of disabled people

October 2, 2015
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In 2015, the Equality and Human Rights Commission identified five key actions to tackle the barriers that prevent disabled people participating in political life.
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