In April 2016, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights wrote to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP regarding a British Bill of Rights and inviting him to give oral evidence to the Committee on 25 May 2016.
Nicky Hawkins reflects on how we use language when terrible things happen. This week, as the full horror of Hillsborough and the systematic cover-up by the authorities is finally laid bare, I am struck by the inadequacy of the words we have and the words that are used to talk about it. We struggle to describe …
In ‘Making the case for human rights’, Rachel Krys says it’s time for lawyers and campaigners to join forces and work together to protect the Human Rights Act.
EDF and some of its members responded to the call for evidence by the Commission on Freedom of Information to oppose any weakening of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
A letter from the Equality and Diversity Forum and 150 other organisations marking International Human Rights Day was published in the Times newspaper on 10 December 2015.
In a blog for openDemocracy, Rachel Krys says that amidst widespread negative views on human rights in the UK, public opinion research can help improve outreach strategies.
In June 2015, the UK’s National Human Rights Institutions wrote to the UN Human Rights Committee on the potential changes to the human rights framework in the UK.
In April 2015, many organisations responded to reports that more than 1,700 people are thought to have died this year attempting to cross the Mediterranean in unsafe conditions.
A letter from the heads of the EHRC to the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights warns against ‘regressive’ changes to Britain’s human rights laws.
In February 2015, Nicky Hawkins blogged about ‘the missing human side in the current debate around human rights’.