The NHS England should update their data monitoring systems, as a matter of urgency, to include Gypsy and Irish Traveller categories, as per the 2011 Census.
This is one of the recommendations from the 2017 Traveller Movement’s report, in September 2017.
Children from Gypsy and Traveller communities attain and progress significantly below the national average throughout compulsory education.
The Right Honourable David Lammy MP has published his final report into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system. It contains 35 recommendations, including introducing assessments of a young offenders’ maturity, exploring how criminal records could be ‘sealed’, and allowing some prosecutions to be ‘deferred’. David …
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New research by Stonewall shows that hate crime against LGBT people in Britain has increased by 78 per cent since 2013, and that four out of five incidents go unreported. Their new campaign encourages all people to ‘Come Out for LGBT‘ and show support.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities examined the UK government’s progress in fulfilling its commitments to the UN convention on disabled people’s rights . Its highly critical report concludes the UK has not done enough to ensure the convention is reflected in UK law and policy. It highlights how severe cuts to health …
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In August 2017, Galop published their first online anti-LGBT+ hate crime report.
Online Hate Crime Report 2017 (pdf) presents evidence about the scale and nature of online hate crime and hate speech against LGBT+ people in the UK.
How are women represented in public life, the professions and the boardroom?
The House of Commons Library published a July 2017 briefing paper (pdf) which aims to answer the question by providing key trends and statistics.
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.
The Guardian have compiled stories from people who escaped modern slavery for a July 2017 edition.
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.