Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights. This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.
We are at 75%, but the last 25% is the hardest. This is what David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union said on the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU Withdrawal. The June 2018 report (pdf) by the Exiting the European Union Committee gives the latest details on Brexit negotiations from …
Date: Monday 6 July 2018 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 Location: Bentham House, UCL Faculty of Laws, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EG Cost: Free Find out more and register.
Birthrights are recruiting a part-time Legal Officer to work remotely on an initial 12 month contract, with possibility for renewal. The application deadline is 27 June 2018.
The Government rejects most of the recommendations which were designed to modernise workplace policies for 21st century families. This is according to the Women and Equalities Committee, who have published the Government’s response to their March 2018 report on Fathers and the Workplace.
The Repeal Bill Alliance is holding roundtable discussions with civil society on Brexit and rights in Cornwall and Newcastle on 26 June and 12 July 2018.
Legislation alone cannot change attitudes, but it can contribute. It can also raise awareness, and give victims of hate crime confidence that it will be taken seriously by authorities.
This is according to a May 2018 independent review (pdf) of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale – a senior member of the judiciary.
Date: 29 June 2018
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Cardinal Heenan Centre, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP
Cost: Free to some women’s organisations (find out more below), £25 for members of the Women’s Resource Centre or £50 for non-members
The Women’s Resource Centre is delivering a training session on how the Equality Act 2010 can be used to challenge discrimination, with a particular focus on women’s rights.
We want a UK where hardworking LGBT+ Brits do not find their existing rights diluted, or fall behind European workers in the future.
This is a statement is from the May 2018 briefing on Brexit and LGBT+ rights by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
The rate of change in the positions of the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is unsatisfactory and unsustainable. It is a source of disruption and confusion, both within the Civil Service and among stakeholders.
This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on the role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the place of GEO in government.