Letters to the Daily Telegraph

Below are some letters from EDF members and colleagues submitted to the Daily Telegraph in response to two articles about Mohammed Aziz, EDF member (UKREN) and trustee, that were published on 8 October 2010.

A shorter version of the letter from Sarah Spencer and Amanda Ariss was published by the Daily Telegraph on 13 October.

Click here for letter from Sarah Spencer CBE, Chair of EDF and Amanda Ariss, CEO of EDF

Click here for letter from Dr Rob Berkeley, Director, Runnymede Trust

Click here for letter from Professor Francesca Klug, LSE

Click here for letter from Angela Mason, former Director of Stonewall

Click here for letter from Robin Allen QC

Liberty booklet on the Human Rights Act debate

‘Common Sense: Reflections on the Human Rights Act’ brings together 10 articles on the Human Rights Act covering the origins and intentions of the Act, how it works in practice and the context behind current political debates about its future.

The booklet by Francesca Klug, Shami Chakrabarti, Helena Kennedy QC, Alan Miller and Monica McWilliams is published by Liberty.

The series was first published on the Guardian’s Comment is Free website as Blogging the Bill of Rights. Written or edited by Francesca Klug (Director of the Human Rights Project, LSE) between January and May 2010, the series includes contributions from Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty), Alan Miller (Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission), Monica McWilliams (Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission) and Helena Kennedy QC (barrister and member of the House of Lords). It also contains an appendix with selected illustrations of how the HRA has operated in the courts, by Helen Wildbore. The title of the booklet recalls Tom Paine’s pamphlet of the same name, published in 1776.

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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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EDF Seminar: Good Relations and the CEHR

The Equality and Diversity Forum held a seminar on 8 May 2006 discussing the Commission for Equality and Human Rights’ duty to promote ‘good relations’ between members of different groups across society.

The seminar considered the meaning of ‘good’ relations, the causes of ‘poor’ relations and the role of the new Commission, Government and others in this area. The event was attended by representatives of equality and human rights organisations as well as by officials from the Government departments responsible for policy in this area.

Click here for seminar note