Council of Europe: Protecting Refugees

Council of Europe

The Protecting Refugees information pack, produced in 2010, is a joint initiative by the Council of Europe and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

This pack demonstrates not only the need to protect the rights of refugees, as millions continue to be forced from their homelands, but also the partnership between the Council of Europe and UNHCR and the role we can play, together, to help the refugees. It covers a range of important topics, such as asylum-seekers and detention, refugees and social and economic inclusion, refugees and violence, and stateless persons.

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EDF Video

Watch the Equality and Diversity Forum’s new video of edited highlights from a recent EDF event.

In December 2009, the Equality and Diversity Forum launched a short film containing highlights from the EDF conference on ‘Workplace equality: turning policy into practice’ held in November. The video also introduces the work of EDF and explains how to subscribe to EDF’s fortnightly e-Newsletter with information about new equality and human rights developments, policy and publications, as well as details of forthcoming events and job vacancies.

LSE book-on-the-web: The Rights’ Future

‘The Rights’ Future’ is a collaborative web-based writing project launched in October 2010 by Conor Gearty, Professor of human rights law at the London School of Economics.

The project ‘explores the history, development and current success of the human rights ideal’ through a series of weekly online essays shaped not only by the author’s views but by those of his audience.

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Migrants Rights Network documentary

‘Migrants for London’ is a short documentary made by the Migrants Rights Network in 2010.

It is a dynamic look at migrants’ impact on our society, giving voice to different experiences of migration in the capital and suggesting Londoners, together, could lead a new movement for a more progressive migration policy.

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Marmot Review website

In February 2010, the Marmot Review Team published ‘Fair Society, Healthy Lives’. The report and information about its implementation is available on the Marmot Review website.

The report was the culmination of a year long independent review into health inequalities in England which Professor Sir Michael Marmot was asked to chair by the Secretary of State for Health. The review proposes the most effective evidence-based strategies for reducing health inequalities in England from 2010. Since publication, the Review Team has seen, and worked to support, many developments based on the approach advocated by the review.

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Blogging the Bill of Rights

‘Blogging the Bill of Rights’, on the Guardian’s comment is free pages, has Francesca Klug and occasional guest bloggers discussing the background and context to current political debates on the future of the Human Rights Act and a bill of rights.

Francesca Klug is a Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE and a former independent academic advisor to the government on the model for the Human Rights Act and bills of rights.

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