The Home Affairs Select Committee conducted an inquiry into accommodation for asylum seekers and published their report in January 2017.
Just Fair produced a resource on the international recognition of economic and social rights in February 2017. It summarises the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, alongside UK-specific recommendations made by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2016.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a consultation into its measurement framework in January 2017. Written responses are welcomed with a closing date of 21 February 2017.
Iyiola Solanke, Research Network member and Professor of European Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds launched a new book on anti-discrimination law in January 2016.
Human Rights Watch released their World Report 2017 in January 2017. The report summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is seeking to commission research on the design of social security systems based on the concepts of dignity and respect. The deadline for tenders is 1pm on 2 February 2017.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a report, ‘Protecting human rights: key challenges for the UK’s third Universal Periodic Review’, in December 2016. This report sets out the ongoing human rights challenges in Great Britain across 12 different areas of life, including education, health and privacy.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry on the Government’s proposed derogation from the ECHR in December 2016. Written submissions are invited from interested groups and individuals. The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 March 2017.
Nicky Hawkins reflects on what we can learn from 2016.
Angela Patrick, from Doughty Street Chambers, produced a background paper for the Thomas Paine Initiative, entitled ‘Mapping The Great Repeal: European Union Law And The Protection Of Human Rights’, published in December 2016. In addition to the report Angela has also written a blog for RightsInfo, who have produced a video summary of the report.