“Equality is a right, not a hand-out or a tool for political negotiations.”
The fifth round of Brexit negotiations ran from 9 to 12 October 2017. Some progress was made in the areas of citizens’ rights and the Irish border, but not on the ‘divorce bill.’
The Angiolini review is an independent review into serious incidents and deaths in custody, undertaken by Dame Elish Angiolini.
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.
The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.
In an October 2017 briefing, CRAE explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.
This paper summarises literature on living conditions in prison, and highlights areas of concern.
The Home Office have updated their statutory guidance on slavery and human trafficking in business and supply chains.
In October 2017, the Government published a response to the WEC’s February 2017 report on ensuring strong equalities legislation after Brexit.
In this response, the Government set out their views on the Committee’s proposals.
We need a victim centred approach to understanding and addressing hate crime, says a September 2017 report from Victim Support Scotland.