The profiles of homeless people are changing, with children becoming the largest group of people in emergency shelters as a result of a deterioration in the living conditions of extremely vulnerable families.
This from the March 2018 annual report (PDF) from the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
Continue reading “European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless report: Third Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2018”
We all want to live in a fair and decent society. As we move towards leaving the EU, we need to make the most of every opportunity to strengthen the UK’s ability to deliver equality, human rights and prosperity for all.
Our February 2018 report, Shared Prosperity, Shared Rights (pdf), makes the case for an effective replacement of EU funding that supports equality and human rights. Continue reading “EDF report: Shared Prosperity, Shared Rights – Replacing EU Funding for Equality and Human Rights After Brexit”
‘Asylum-seeking children in several EU Member States had no or limited access to education’, says a February 2019 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Continue reading “European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Migration to the European Union – Five Persistent Challenges”
‘There are no quick fix solutions. The enactment of new legislation to protect human rights post Brexit is probably best left for after Brexit, allowing for broader consultation and reflection’.
This is according to Professor Mark Elliott who published a February 2019 article exploring how human rights should be protected in the future post Brexit.
Continue reading “Public Law for Everyone: Human Rights Post-Brexit, the Need for Legislation?”
‘People in Scotland have become more critical of the way that both the UK government and the EU are handling Brexit’ says a January 2018 report (pdf) from NatCen and UK in a Changing Europe.
In this report, Sir John Curtice highlights what Scotland is making of Brexit.
Continue reading “NatCen and UK in a Changing Europe report: What Scotland is Making of Brexit”
‘Women in the UK have benefited greatly from membership of the EU/EEC’, argues Annick Masselot and Roberta Guerrina in a January 2018 article for the Cambridge University Press.
Continue reading “Social Policy and Society article: Walking Into the Footprint of EU Law: Unpacking the Gendered Consequences of Brexit”
The withdrawal of the European Social Fund (ESF), without a replacement programme in place, would have a serious impact on the support some of the most disadvantaged communities receive.
This is from a November 2017 paper (pdf) from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA).
Continue reading “NCVO and ERSA paper: Future Employment and Skills Training for Disadvantaged Groups – a Successor to the European Social Fund”
The European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published the results of its second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey in December 2017.
The report follows up and expands on FRA’s first major EU-wide survey on minorities’ and migrants’ experiences. The survey focuses on discrimination across the EU’s 27 member states and if there has been progress since the first survey in 2008.
Continue reading “European Agency for Fundamental Rights survey: European Union Minorities and Discrimination”
Harriet Harman MP, the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, has written to David Davis seeking urgent answers on human rights questions raised by the EU Withdrawal Bill. Continue reading “Harriet Harman: Open Letter to David Davis on Brexit and Human Rights”
The Joint Committee on Human Rights has called for evidence on the human rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
Evidence should be submitted to the Committee by 20 November 2017. Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights call for evidence: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill”