An Economist article asks ‘Should crimes involving racism carry stiffer penalties?’ Mark Walters, a criminologist at the University of Sussex who specialises in hate crimes, argues that they should, and that the formal system of aggravated offences sends a strong message denouncing racism.
In a British Sociological Association blog, Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh) looks at some of the policy challenges of Brexit from the perspective of race equality, concluding that ‘Brexit is a reminder that anti-racism is an unsettled, incomplete and on-going pursuit’.
In the second of her series of articles, Angela Patrick looks at how the common law protects the fundamental right of access to justice.
Failing to include women in front-line Brexit discussions jeopardises the quality of negotiations, argues Charlotte O’Brien in a July 2017 article for the Conversation.
In a blog for the University of Sussex European Institute published in July 2017, Anne Wesemann argues that the UK’s offering to EU citizen is far from being the best possible offering.
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.