The Department of Transport and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles have launched a July 2018 consultation to inform the Future of Urban Mobility strategy and help guide the government’s approach to emerging mobility technologies and services in cities.
The consultation closes on 10 September 2018.
The Cabinet Office is seeking views on proposed changes to electoral law aimed at improving political debate, and helping electors to make an informed decision at the ballot box. The consultation closes on 22 October 2018.
The Women and Equalities Committee opened an inquiry on 30 July 2018 to find out how to achieve widespread compliance with the Equality Act 2010. The deadline for submissions is 5 October 2018.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights has opened an inquiry on Immigration Detention. The deadline for submissions is 7 September 2018.
On 9 November 2018, it will be 20 years since the Human Rights Act (HRA) was given Royal Assent. The Joint Committee on Human Rights has opened an inquiry on the Human Rights Act, which asks whether the Act has been effective, and whether rights truly have been “brought home”.
‘The proposals [for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill] are narrow and still fail to guarantee women will be protected’.
This is according to April 2018 response from End Violence Against Women (EVAW) on the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill (pdf).
EVAW encourages others to read their working response to the consultation and make their own submissions. The consultation closes on 31 May 2018.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are developing an online human rights tracker. They have launched an April 2018 survey to find out how people access information on the UK’s performance on human rights.
Serious barriers limit free speech in universities, finds a March 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their response to the consultation on the changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE, in February 2018.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission recommends:
Schools should take a rights-based approach to the whole-school environment, by addressing all subjects from the perspective of ensuring respect for individuals’ human rights
The Department for Education should improve training and guidance for teachers so that they can more comprehensively consider the needs of all pupils
When faced with requests to withdraw, schools should ask parents to state in writing their reasons for wishing to withdraw their child.
Read the full response.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Submissions must be made by 2 March 2018.