British Future published in December 2016 the report of their inquiry into securing the status of nationals from the European Economic Area living in the UK. The Inquiry’s report calls on the Government to make a clear public commitment that the 2.8 million Europeans in the UK can stay.
The House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on estimating the gender impact of tax and benefits changes in December 2016. The briefing paper looks the basis for Labour’s claim that changes in taxes and benefits have had a disproportionate impact on women.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Research Database Newsletter for September 2016 includes details of new research on causes and motivations of hate crime.
Angela Patrick, from Doughty Street Chambers, produced a background paper for the Thomas Paine Initiative, entitled ‘Mapping The Great Repeal: European Union Law And The Protection Of Human Rights’, published in December 2016. In addition to the report Angela has also written a blog for RightsInfo, who have produced a video summary of the report.
Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
Ali Harris, our Chief Executive, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee – and called for mapping of equality, diversity and human rights issues across government on the impact of Brexit.
The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry to look at the inequalities experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, the effectiveness of policymaking, and what action the Government can take to tackle the inequalities. The committee is particularly keen to hear directly from Gypsies, Roma and Travellers about their own experiences. The deadline for written submissions is Friday 27 January 2017.
The Government launched a consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system in December 2016. The consultation closes at noon on 21 January 2017.
The Casey Review report into opportunity and integration was published in December 2016. In July 2015, at the request of the then Prime Minister and Home Secretary, Dame Louise Casey was asked to undertake a review into integration and opportunity in our most isolated and deprived communities, and this report gives the findings of the review.
The House of Commons Justice Committee published its report on courts and tribunals fees in June 2016; the Government then responded in November 2016. The Committee has arranged to take oral evidence from Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Minister of State for Courts and Justice, in a one-off evidence session on Wednesday 14 December at 4.00pm, to discuss the Government Response.