Many organisations condemned the rise in racist incidents that was reported following the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
Law Centres Network prepared twelve guides in 2016 on employment, housing, immigration, right to reside, health, social care and other topics. The guides are aimed at EU citizens and others willing to better understand EU rights and entitlements.
As the fallout from the EU Referendum continues, Women’s Aid Northern Ireland published an article expressing their concern about the impact of Brexit on women, in July 2016.
In a June 2016 article for Womankind, Lee Webster cautions against a rollback of women’s rights during Brexit.
Black Ballad published an article on how Brexit will affect black women in June 2016. The article explores specific consequences for black women, including on health, work and the ability to lay down roots.
Leading equality and human rights barristers from Cloisters chambers give a monthly practical insight into key legal developments.
The possible costs of Brexit include further austerity and inequality. In turn, austerity has been linked with discrimination against women, equality-stagnation, and violations of children’s rights. This is according to a June 2016 article on women’s rights and Brexit by Dr Charlotte O’Brien from the University of York.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission published a paper in June 2016 by Dr Tobias Lock on ‘The Human Rights Implications of the European Union (EU) Referendum’. The Commission has also published a statement introducing and accompanying the paper.
On 31 May 2016, the European Commission together with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube unveiled a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.
Equinet – the European Network of Equality Bodies – published a working paper on developing standards for equality bodies in June 2016.