The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has invited submissions on issues related to poverty and human rights in the UK. The deadline for submissions is 14 September 2018.
A July 2018 House of Commons publication compiles a reading list of briefings on Brexit since the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
‘Ireland did not want Brexit and is determined to limit its damage to Irish society. But it is not afraid of an EU without the UK.’
This is according to the May 2018 report by UK in a Changing Europe on Brexit and Ireland (pdf).
The Government Equalities Office have published its 8th report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (pdf), in April 2018.
‘EU and EEA migrants living in Northern Ireland are facing high levels of fear and uncertainty around their status and rights in the aftermath of Brexit’.
This is according to the January 2018 report (pdf) from the Human Rights Consortium on the human rights implications of Brexit in Northern Ireland.
“Leaving the EU need not – and should not – result in ordinary people losing existing rights.”
This is from the January 2018 report (pdf) from Liberty on the potential implications of Brexit on human rights.
‘Women are bearing the brunt of socio economic cuts in all their forms’, writes Emma Patterson-Bennett in a Brexit LawNI Project blog on Brexit and women.
Rigorous impartiality is vital to peace in Northern Ireland. And a Conservative-DUP deal risks “the careful work of decades of peace-building.”
In a June 2017 article for QPol, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast looks at the potential impact of a DUP-Conservative deal on the Northern Ireland peace process.
Human rights are central to the Good Friday Agreement. And Northern Ireland has learned through hard experience “that complacency on rights and equality is not an option.”
In a June 2017 article for the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Professor Colin Harvey of Queens University Belfast explores the state of human rights and equality in Northern Ireland.
‘We urge you – do not allow the clock to be turned back on women’s rights, and do not turn your back on the women of Northern Ireland.’
The Fawcett Society, with other women’s organisations, has issued an open letter to the Prime Minister on abortion rights.
This June 2017 letter has been prompted by the General Election results, itself prompted by upcoming Brexit negotiations and news that Theresa May is seeking to strike a deal with the DUP, a party that opposes abortion.