In July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Unison, making workplace tribunal fees unlawful. Unison launched a legal battle which argued that the fees of up to £1,200 discriminated against women and other groups of workers.
In a June 2017 position paper, Just Fair and Doctors of the World identify data-sharing between NHS and the Home Office as a threat to patients’ human rights.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has been published. Here’s our response.
Ebony Riddell Bamber, our Research and Impact Director, shares her thoughts from our first seminar on hate crime. Addressing hate crime is one of EDF’s 2016-2017 strategic priorities – get in touch if you’d like to get involved. We held our Hate Crime: Cause & Effect seminar on 12 June, slap-bang in the aftermath of the election …
Dr Omar Khan of the Runnymede Trust, Martha Spurrier of Liberty, Kate Paradine of Women in Prison and others published an open letter in the Guardian in July 2017, on deaths in prison.
In a June 2017 article for QPol, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University looks at the potential impact of a DUP-Conservative deal on the Northern Ireland peace process.
In a June 2017 article for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast explores the state of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland.
In a June 2017 article for Human Rights Watch, Heather Barr criticises the lack of female voices as UK negotiations with the EU begin.
The UN Human Rights Council’s June 2017 panel discussion raised the issues facing unaccompanied minors – including the need to protect the rights of migrant children in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Fawcett Society has, with other women’s organisations, issued an open letter to the Prime Minister on abortion rights.