The Joint Committee on Human Rights has opened an inquiry on Immigration Detention. The deadline for submissions is 7 September 2018.
There has been a marked shift towards more serious offline incidents such as physical attacks, threatening behaviour and abuse more generally. This is according to Tell MAMA’s annual report 2017; Beyond the Incident – Outcomes for Victims of Anti-Muslim Prejudice (pdf), which shows the highest level of recorded Islamophic incidents since its launch in 2012.
Most ethnic groups experience a ‘pay penalty’ in excess of 5 per cent. This is according to a July 2018 report by the Resolution Foundation on pay inequality across ethnic backgrounds, which argues that we these pay ‘gaps’ should instead be considered pay ‘penalties’.
The characterisation of Londoners as socially detached and economically privileged is not only inaccurate, it is deeply damaging to social cohesion across the UK. A July 2018 report by Trust for London and NatCen looks at the attitudes of Londoners and how they compare across the rest of Britain.
Poverty is gendered. Women in the UK are slightly more likely to live in poverty than men when this is measured on the usual household basis (21% of adult women, compared to 19% of adult men in 2016-17).
This is from the July 2018 report (pdf) from the Women’s Budget Group on the causes of poverty among women and the consequences that poverty has on women’s lives.
27% of the prison population are from BME groups, compared to 14% of the general population. A July 2018 report by Runnymede and the Centre for Criminology at the University of Greenwich looks at disproportionality, safety and mental health in British prisons.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have produced a June 2018 resource to address prejudice-based bullying in schools and education authorities.
Brexit has proffered an opportunity for official and academic expressions of imperial pride and proposals to rehabilitate colonialism as a political project. This is according to an article by Nadine El‐Enany in the summer 2018 edition of the IPPR Progressive Review
“Xenophobic populism and hate speech have continued to rise in 2017, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe.” This is according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), in their annual report for 2017.
The Home Office provided ‘no credible explanation’ as to why two children of the Windrush generation, Paulette Wilson and Anthony Bryan, were wrongfully locked up twice, depriving them of their human right to liberty.
This is according to the June 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the detention of Windrush generation