On 12 November 2012, the British Academy Policy Centre, EDF and the EDF Research Network held a seminar about recent human rights developments in the UK.
In June 2012, the Council of the European Union adopted a Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy with an Action Plan to put it into practice.
A Early Day Motion tabled in June 2011 states that ‘That this House is deeply concerned that the Government is ignoring the result of its own consultation on the future of the EHRC…’.
On 19 June 2012, the Commission adopted the ‘EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in Human Beings’.
On 24 April 2012, the House of Commons debated the Equality and Human Rights Commission, including the impact of cuts to the organisation’s annual budget.
The Secretary of State for Justice announced plans to reform the European Court of Human Rights at the Brighton Conference in April 2012.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its Strategic plan for 2012-2015 on 27 March 2012.
A briefing on ‘Human rights and the Commission on a Bill of Rights’ was published in October 2011 to inform the work of equality and human rights NGOs
On 13 December 2011, the Chair of the EHRC, gave evidence on human rights in the UK to Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights.
In June 2011, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee held two public evidence sessions with members of the UK Bill of Rights Commission to examine their views and approach.