René Cassin have published a May 2017 briefing on human rights issues for our next Government. It includes five questions for local candidates to assess their commitment to human rights and social justice.
The Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious and potentially transformative framework, agreed by all of the countries in the world. The Fabian Society has published a series of April 2017 recommendations for government, the private sector, civil society and campaigners to ensure these goals are met.
There has been a six-fold increase in the total number of child asylum applicants in the EU in the last six years. The European Commission published policy guidance on the protection of children in migration in April 2017.
The House of Commons Library published a briefing on the UK’s Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017. The briefing provided a summary of the UPR and an overview of the review process, including our Government’s response.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a five-point plan for equality and human rights after Brexit in March 2017. The Commission encouraged all political parties to pursue five priorities to protect and promote equality and human rights in the UK.
Ebony Riddell Bamber, EDF Research and Impact Director, writes about our February 2017 Brexit and Equality seminar.
The House of Commons published a debate pack on UK policy on torture and the treatment of asylum claims in March 2017. The pack accompanied a debate on this topic led by Dr Tania Mathias, Alistair Carmichael, Dr Lisa Cameron and Kate Green.
The UK National Preventive Mechanism, established to fulfill the UK’s obligations under the
Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture, published guidance on the use of isolation in detention 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.
Nicky Hawkins reflects on what we can learn from 2016.