The Equality and Human Rights Commission Research Database Newsletter for June 2016 includes an equal pay and pay gaps reading list.
The human rights section of the EHRC website details everything you need to know about human rights and how they are protected, including a section on what people should do if they think their rights have been breached.
The Joint Committee for Human Rights released a call for evidence for Priority Bills in 2016-17 in June 2016.
The Joint Committee for Human Rights launched an enquiry into human rights and business in June 2016. The enquiry is accepting written submissions. The deadline was Friday 8 July 2016.
In June 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child published its ‘Concluding observations on the fifth periodic report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.
The British Institute of Human Rights released pilot versions of their resources on mental health, mental capacity and human rights in June 2016.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission published a paper in June 2016 by Dr Tobias Lock on ‘The Human Rights Implications of the European Union (EU) Referendum’. The Commission has also published a statement introducing and accompanying the paper.
The Queen’s Speech on 18 May set out the government’s proposed legislative programme and was described by the Prime Minister as a ‘One Nation Queen’s speech from a One Nation Government’.
On 9 May 2016, Parliament’s EU Justice Sub-committee published its report on the Government’s proposal to introduce a UK Bill of Rights.
The Scottish Human Rights Commission Strategic Plan 2016-2020 was published in May 2016.