The Equality and Human Rights Commission has assessed the progress on socioeconomic rights in Great Britain since 2016, focusing on four key areas:
- the status of socio-economic rights in domestic law and policy
- the rights to an adequate standard of living and social security
- the rights to and at work, and
- access to justice.
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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 UK Government’s 2017 Annual Report on Modern Slavery (pdf) provides an overview of modern slavery in the UK, how the UK has responded to this threat over the last 12 months, and how it will respond in future.
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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCP) has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report (pdf). The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery.
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The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.
The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights? leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.
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Refugee Week takes place every year in the week around World Refugee Day, 20 June.
In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.
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