The Cabinet Office is seeking views on proposed changes to electoral law aimed at improving political debate, and helping electors to make an informed decision at the ballot box. The consultation closes on 22 October 2018.
On 9 November 2018, it will be 20 years since the Human Rights Act (HRA) was given Royal Assent. The Joint Committee on Human Rights has opened an inquiry on the Human Rights Act, which asks whether the Act has been effective, and whether rights truly have been “brought home”.
‘The proposals [for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill] are narrow and still fail to guarantee women will be protected’.
This is according to April 2018 response from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill (pdf).
EVAW encourages others to read their working response to the consultation and make their own submissions. The consultation closes on 31 May 2018.
The Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Submissions must be made by 2 March 2018.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking views on recommendations in the Matthew Taylor Review of modern working practices on the enforcement of employment rights.
All work in the UK economy should be fair and decent with realistic scope for development, says the July 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.
The Public Accounts Committee launched an inquiry into mental health in prison in October 2017. A report was published in December 2017.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on factors which may impede individuals from using the UK’s human rights framework effectively. The deadline for submissions is 26 January 2018.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a December 2017 inquiry following Grenfell fire.