A letter from Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, about reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission was published in the Guardian on 9 November 2012.
The Equality & Human Rights Commission in Wales held its 3rd annual human rights lecture, given by Baroness Nuala O’Loan DBE, on 2 October 2012.
In an article in the Guardian on 3 November 2012, Runnymede Director Rob Berkeley, argues that an effective Equality and Human Rights Commission is needed now more than ever.
In October 2012, five leading UK women’s organisations wrote to BBC Director General George Entwistle regarding the two inquiries into Jimmy Savile’s alleged abuse of children.
On 25 June 2012, David Cameron gave a speech outlining the Government’s vision for reform of the welfare system.
The Secretary of State for Justice announced plans to reform the European Court of Human Rights at the Brighton Conference in April 2012.
On 1 March 2012, the Independent newspaper published a letter by Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.
On 26 January 2012, the Attorney General gave a lecture to London Common Law and Commercial Bar on the European Court of Human Rights and its relationship with the UK and the UK courts.
A podcast of the 2012 Jim Rose lecture – ‘A Tale of Tottenham: race, riots and the future’ – delivered by former government minister, Rt Hon. David Lammy MP is available on the LSE website.
In January 2012, the Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech stressing the UK’s commitment to human rights but proposing reforms to the European Court of Human Rights.