The Ministry of Justice published a national report on the UK’s third Universal Periodic Review in March 2017, in advance of dialogue with the United Nations in May 2017. The report stated: “The UK is committed to maintaining its strong global role in relation to human rights & continues to comply with international human rights obligations.”
Migrant Voice published a report on the impact of Europe’s Dublin regulation in March 2017. The report concluded that this regulation does not provide an appropriate framework for the dispersal of asylum seeker applications within the European Union.
Mind is recruiting a Blue Light Programme Coordinator on a fixed term contract until March 2018 in London. Applications close on 3 April 2017.
The Runnymede Trust published a report on race and class in post-Brexit Britain in March 2017.
The Human Rights Consortium Scotland published a collection of Scottish civil society perspectives on the potential impact of Brexit in March 2017.
The TUC published an analysis of maternity pay in March 2017. Based on research from the International Network on Leave Policies and Research, the TUC found that British mothers get one of the lowest amounts of decently-paid maternity leave in Europe.
The House of Commons Library published a briefing on the UK’s Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017. The briefing provided a summary of the UPR and an overview of the review process, including our Government’s response.
The Children’s Commissioner for England submitted evidence to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in February 2017. This included recommendations to inform the Committee’s examination of the UK Government.
Young Minds and the National Autistic Society launched a March 2017 campaign to improve the rights of young people in inpatient units. The campaign called for NHS England to adopt the Always Charter, which set out twelve rights that young people in inpatient units and their families should always have.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published a report on integrating migrants, refugees and their descendants into the EU in March 2017. The report identified and compared policies across the EU in areas important for successful integration.