UK Independent Mechanism briefing: Government’s response to the UN report on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Continued lack of action from the UK Government on the UN Committee’s recommendations undermines its position as a global leader on disability rights. This is one of the concerns expressed by the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) in their June 2018 briefing on the Government’s response to the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.

Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Proposal for a draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order

Joint Committee on Human Rights

It cannot be right in principle that entitlement to British nationality still varies according to whether it is one’s mother or one’s father who is British, or whether one’s parents are married or not. 

This is from the May 2018  report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights which examines the Government’s proposed Remedial Order to amend the British Nationality Act of 1981. 

Ministry of Justice policy paper: Education and Employment Strategy 2018

Ministry of Justice

Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some  employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction.

The ministry of Justice have launched a May 2018 strategy (pdf) to help adult prisoners develop their learning and skills and secure and sustain employment after they leave custody.

House of Commons Library research briefing: Brexit – Parliament’s Role in Approving and Implementing Agreements with the European Union

The House of Commons logo.

There is no domestic legal or constitutional requirement for a vote to be held in Parliament to approve the Withdrawal Agreement before it is concluded by the UK and the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU).

This is from the May 2018 research briefing from the House of Commons Library on the role of parliament in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.