Brexit will impact health and social care provision in the United Kingdom. The House of Commons Health Committee published an April 2017 report (pdf) investigating this impact. Continue reading “Health Committee inquiry and report: Brexit and Health and Social Care – People and Process”
Social media platforms are being used to spread hate, abuse and extremism. This practice remains unchecked and, even where it is illegal, largely unpoliced.
The Home Affairs Committee report on hate crime (pdf), published in April 2017, found it “shockingly easy” to find examples of abuse online.
The Government estimates that there are between 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK, originating from around the world and the UK itself.
Published in April 2017, this Work and Pensions Committee report (pdf) aims to develop stage two of the UK’s counter-slavery policy.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights launched an inquiry into mental health and deaths in prison in December 2016. An interim report (pdf) was published in April 2017. Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry and interim report: Mental Health and Deaths in Prison”
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime have created a victim’s experience survey for online hate crime. This May 2017 survey aims to improve understanding of where, when and how hate crime happens in London.
Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur, invites stakeholders to contribute to a consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women. Submissions must be made by 19 May 2017. Continue reading “UN consultation: the Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Cultural Rights of Women”
The Women and Equalities Committee published a report on disability and the built environment in April 2017
The accessibility of our homes, buildings and public spaces is an issue not just for those of us with a permanent physical disability. With an ageing population, it is likely that more and more of us will experience reduced mobility in our lifetime. Continue reading “WEC inquiry and report: Building for Equality – Disability and the Built Environment”
Disability Rights UK are consulting on on what the disability rights sector can seek from a post-Brexit UK.
Lord Bracadale has been appointed by the Scottish Ministers to undertake an independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland.
On 4 May 2017 the UK’s human rights record will be examined by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The UK’s overall human rights record was last reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2012, which resulted in 132 recommendations for improvement. Continue reading “Universal Periodic Review 2017 livestream – 4 May 2017”