A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
‘We need to think about prevention not only cure. A human rights approach offers a helping hand; fresh-thinking, a framework for action, and one which places human dignity at the centre of services.’ This message is from Stephen Bowen, Director of The British Institute for Human Rights (BIHR) as they publish a factsheet on human rights and …
The Government claims the policies are needed to deter illegal immigration. However, the Opposition believes it has had a negative impact on individuals’ lives, including those with a right to live in the UK. This is according to a June 2018 House of Lords briefing paper on the ‘Hostile Environment’ policy.
A House of Lords Library briefing has been prepared ahead of the 28 June House of Lords debate on the challenges disabled people face in the UK. Find out more.
Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights. This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.
‘Preserving Charter rights is particularly important in relation to children and young people.’ This is according to the April 2018 joint briefing (pdf) from the Child Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) on the importance of retaining the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit.
‘Undocumented migrants find themselves criminalised for doing what they must to survive.’
This is according to the April 2018 guidance (pdf) from Liberty on defending migrants’ rights and tackling the hostile environment
Owen Dowsett from the Dartington Hall Trust’s Centre for Social Justice Innovation published a March 2018 blog on the Equality Impact Investing (EII) Project.
This project aims to better understand and improve the extent to which the UK social investment sector is tackling discrimination and advancing equality and human rights.
EDF are contributing to the development of this important project.
Equality bodies in Scotland have issued a March 2018 statement welcoming the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill.
As part of the School Census, schools are now required by the Department for Education to collect the nationality and country of birth of children aged 5 – 19.
This is from the March 2018 guidance from the Migrant Rights Network which aims to help migrants understand their rights and how to assert them in 8 key areas of everyday life.
This guide is to help all migrants living in the UK understand their rights in a situation where immigration rules are changing regularly.
The guidance finds:
Since 30 October 2017, banks and building societies have had to do immigration checks on all customers every 3 months. If they discover that you might be in the UK without permission they must tell the Home Office
Since 2014, the Driving and Vehicle Licence Agency (DVLA) is not allowed to give you a driving licence if you are not ‘lawfully resident’ in the UK. The DVLA does not have to let you know if they cancel your licence. This means you may not find out you are driving illegally until you are stopped by the police
Some schools have been asking to see children’s passports. This is against government guidance. Other schools have only asked for the nationality and country of birth of non-white children. This is discriminatory and therefore illegal.
Read the full guidance (pdf).