The Court of Appeal have restated the principle that ‘a child is foremost a child before he or she is a refugee.’This was part of a July 2017 judgement from Lord Justice Underhill and Lord Justice Gross. The guidance aims to ensure that children and other vulnerable persons have an effective right of access to Immigration and Asylum Tribunals, and a voice in the proceedings.
The Scottish Government has published a July 2017 consultation paper asking for views on how public authorities can meet the requirements of the new socio-economic duty.
It is time to look again at Personal Independence Payment (PIP), finds a July 2017 report by the National AIDS Trust.
Living with a disability or long-term condition like HIV increases the risk of financial exclusion and can have a significant impact on finances, finds a July 2017 report by the National AIDS Trust.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has announced new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender. A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will be launched in Autumn 2017.
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 this country, as a result of discrimination, too many people are held back because of who they are rather than what they do, finds a July 2017 Bright Blue report.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) launched a public consultation on caste in Great Britain and Equality Law in March 2017. Responses must be made by 18 July 2017, and in particular, views are sought on ensuring legal protection against caste discrimination.
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 UN asked for more information on how the UK is implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in April 2017. The UK Government responded in July 2017.