On 19 September 2017, during the 72nd Meeting of the UN General Assembly, 37 Member States and Observer States endorsed this Call to Action: to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking
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‘Conservatives today are sceptical of the Human Rights Act’, finds an August 2017 Bright Blue report.
Fighting for Freedom (pdf) explores the development and importance of human rights in England. In particular, it examines the historical and philosophical relationship between conservatism and human rights.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities examined the UK government’s progress in fulfilling its commitments to the UN convention on disabled people’s rights . Its highly critical report concludes the UK has not done enough to ensure the convention is reflected in UK law and policy. It highlights how severe cuts to health …
In the second of her series of articles, Angela Patrick looks at how the common law protects the fundamental right of access to justice.
The Guardian have compiled stories from people who escaped modern slavery for a July 2017 edition.
The International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare is calling for papers on ‘Negotiating Belief in Health and Social Care’ (deadline 15 September 2017) and ‘Health inequalities and migrants: Accessing healthcare as a global human right’ (deadline 8 January 2018).
Tracey Agyeman – EDF Network Coordinator – gives an update on our Equality and Human Rights Framework.
Protecting workers’ rights is key to preventing modern slavery. And a significant proportion of workers’ rights in the UK stem from EU law, warns a July 2017 briefing by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group.
In July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Unison, making workplace tribunal fees unlawful. Unison launched a legal battle which argued that the fees of up to £1,200 discriminated against women and other groups of workers.