More than 5,300 cases of hate crime were reported in Scotland over the past year, with many other incidents going unreported.
In partnership with Police Scotland and the Crown Office (COPFS), the Scottish Government have launched a new campaign against hate crime.
‘Whether you voted leave or remain, you definitely didn’t vote to leave your fundamental rights at the EU exit door’. This is from the September 2017 Liberty campaign to amend the Repeal Bill, and add a binding commitment on the Government to protect people’s human rights.
Starting in June 2017, Liberty has launched a five-year campaign to encourage people to put decency, compassion and fairness back at the heart of UK politics.
The Runnymede Trust and partners have launched a May 2017 Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain to ensure BME voices are heard.
The UK’s Information Commissioner has announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. This includes campaign practice throughout the EU referendum, and potentially the General Election.
The British Institute of Human Rights released their Joint Civil Society Report to the United Nations in September 2016. The report is to use when the UK undergoes its third Universal Period Review in April/May 2017.
In August 2016m, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) launched Introducing the #RightApproach, a campaign to promote Human Rights in the third sector.
In June 2016, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) will examine the UK’s State report, on the basis of the list of issues decided upon in October 2015.
Equally Ours published a leaflet of human rights stories in March 2016.
To celebrate Human Rights Day 2015, the Equality and Diversity Forum’s Equally Ours project launched a new Rights for Life webpage.