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 …
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.
Natasha Walter, Director of Women for Refugee Women, writes about the gendered cost of Brexit in July 2016.
Karen Bradley MP, the Parliamentary Under-secretary of State for the Home Department, made a statement on 29 June 2016 regarding hate crime.
Black Ballad published an article on how Brexit will affect black women in June 2016. The article explores specific consequences for black women, including on health, work and the ability to lay down roots.
In January 2016, the Women and Equalities Committee had an exchange of letters with the Government about its approach to tackling racial discrimination.