In March 2012, the Government published a new planning policy for traveller sites and the final equality impact assessment for the new policy.
On 1 March 2012, the Independent newspaper published a letter by Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.
In January 2012, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published two reports looking at ageing from the points of view of Gypsy and South Asian Families.
Comments of the Government of the UK on the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities Third Opinion on the UK were received on 4 January 2012.
In 2011, BEMIS published ‘Gypsy Travellers in Contemporary Scotland. The 2001 “Inquiry into Gypsy Travellers and Public Sector Policies”: Ten Years On’.
On 19 September 2011, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) issued guidelines to the Council of Europe’s 47 member countries to fight a rising tide of anti-Gypsyism and discrimination against Roma.
On 1 September 2011, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination published its response to the UK government’s 18th and 19th periodic reports.
‘A Big or Divided Society?’, the final recommendations and report of the Panel Review into the Coalition Government Policy on Gypsies and Travellers, was published in May 2011.
In 2009 the Equality and Human Rights Commission published ‘Inequalities experienced by Gypsy and Traveller communities: A review’.