In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.
This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘burning injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Bindmans published a November 2017 article questioning the recent ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation that Islamophobic reporting by the Sun did not breach the Editors’ code of practice.
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.
In a British Sociological Association blog, Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh) looks at some of the policy challenges of Brexit from the perspective of race equality, concluding that ‘Brexit is a reminder that anti-racism is an unsettled, incomplete and on-going pursuit’.
Ebony Riddell Bamber, our Research and Impact Director, shares her thoughts from our first seminar on hate crime. Addressing hate crime is one of EDF’s 2016-2017 strategic priorities – get in touch if you’d like to get involved. We held our Hate Crime: Cause & Effect seminar on 12 June, slap-bang in the aftermath of the election …
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Dr Omar Khan of the Runnymede Trust, Martha Spurrier of Liberty, Kate Paradine of Women in Prison and others published an open letter in the Guardian in July 2017, on deaths in prison.
With the June 2017 general election fast approaching, and the contest looking closer than anticipated, Natalie Sedecca looks at the issue of human rights and civil liberties.
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2017 reviews major developments in the field, identifying both achievements and areas of concern.
“The Brexit vote has unearthed and reinvigorated the politics of difference and social inequalities which have for long complicated Britain’s diversity project.” Sweta Rajan-Rankin writes from a a Black Feminist perspective to ‘agitate’ the dominant Brexit logic, based on the ‘new populism’ argument in a 2017 article for Feminists@Law.
Natasha Walter, Director of Women for Refugee Women, writes about the gendered cost of Brexit in July 2016.