A June 2017 House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of immigration detention in the UK (pdf).
It addresses long standing criticisms, as well as recent reforms designed to reduce the numbers of vulnerable people detained (and the duration of their detention).
Debora Singer is a trainer for Amnesty International and produces films on the Human Rights Act for her workshops.
Singer’s films highlight the importance of the Human Rights Act for ordinary people. Her latest film, directed by Nick Pilton, is The Boy Who Changed The Law.
Continue reading “Debora Singer: Human Rights Film and Citizenship Education Pack”
Liz Shannon – our Parliamentary and Policy Advisor – shares the latest members update on our Brexit work, including a background briefing.
We have written to the four main political parties setting out our agreed position on Brexit. Continue reading “Our Position on Brexit and the General Election”
At the end of last year, the UK was found guilty of grave and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights.
Inclusion London are supporting disabled Londoners to make sure their voices are heard in the June general election – with a series of resources published in May 2017. Continue reading “Inclusion London guide: Why this General Election Matters to Disabled People”
The Mental Welfare Commission have published a May 2017 guide to ensure mental health patients have their human rights respected at key points in their treatment.
The guide – called Rights in Mind (pdf) – is a practical document that lists people’s rights when they are first admitted to hospital, when they are on the ward, when they are discharged and when they are treated in the community.
Continue reading “Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland guide: Rights in Mind”
Whilst the legal profession has always been well-represented in politics, politicians are not elected for their ability as lawyers. JUSTICE have published a May 2017 guide (pdf) to support politicians hold the Scottish Government to account.
Continue reading “JUSTICE guide: Law for Scottish Lawmakers”
René Cassin have published a May 2017 briefing on human rights issues for our next Government (pdf). It includes five questions for local candidates to assess their commitment to human rights and social justice.
Continue reading “René Cassin manifesto: Five Questions to Ask Your Local Candidates”
In preparation for the 2017 general election, Mencap has published three guides around voting and campaigning. They include one for people with a learning disability on registering to vote and voting itself, a guide for those supporting people with a learning disability and an easy read guide to campaigning.
Continue reading “Mencap General Election guides: Easy Read Guide to Voting and Campaigning”
The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Young Humanists published a comprehensive guide (pdf) for non-religious parents and young people in April 2017. It offers support and advice on how to navigate an education system subject to undue religious influence.
Continue reading “British Humanist Association and Young Humanists guide: How to Navigate an Education System”