An Economist article asks ‘Should crimes involving racism carry stiffer penalties?’ Mark Walters, a criminologist at the University of Sussex who specialises in hate crimes, argues that they should, and that the formal system of aggravated offences sends a strong message denouncing racism.
In a British Sociological Association blog, Nasar Meer (University of Edinburgh) looks at some of the policy challenges of Brexit from the perspective of race equality, concluding that ‘Brexit is a reminder that anti-racism is an unsettled, incomplete and on-going pursuit’. Continue reading “Nasar Meer: What of Race Equality on the Brexit Archipelago?”
In the second of her series of articles, Angela Patrick looks at how the common law protects the fundamental right of access to justice.
Failing to include women in front-line Brexit discussions jeopardises the quality of negotiations, argues Charlotte O’Brien in a July 2017 article for the Conversation.
In a blog for the University of Sussex European Institute published in July 2017, Anne Wesemann argues that the UK’s offering to EU citizen is far from being the best possible offering. Continue reading “Sussex European Institute: The UK’s offering to EU citizens”
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Unison, making employment tribunal fees unlawful. Unison argued that the fees of up to £1,200 discriminated against women and other groups of workers.
Continue reading “Unison Legal Victory: ‘A massive win for our union and a massive win for all workers’”
The Home Office should not have access to NHS patients’ data, and NHS professionals should not be expected to guard our borders, say Just Fair and Doctors of the World.
In a June 2017 position paper (pdf), both organisations identify data-sharing between NHS and the Home Office as a threat to patients’ human rights.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (pdf) has been published.
Here’s our response. Continue reading “European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and Our Response”
Ebony Riddell Bamber, our Research and Impact Director, shares her thoughts from our first seminar on hate crime. Addressing hate crime is one of EDF’s 2016-2017 strategic priorities – get in touch if you’d like to get involved.
We held our Hate Crime: Cause & Effect seminar on 12 June, slap-bang in the aftermath of the election – which had left many of us bleary-eyed and fuzzy-headed – myself included. Our audience included a multi-disciplinary mix of academics, NGO practitioners, researchers, policy makers and funders. If you missed it, don’t worry – it was live tweeted via #HateCrime17 and links to the presentations are below. Continue reading “Hate Crime: Cause and Effect”
Dr Omar Khan of the Runnymede Trust, Martha Spurrier of Liberty, Kate Paradine of Women in Prison and others published this open letter in the Guardian in July 2017. Continue reading “Runnymede Trust: Open Letter to Amber Rudd on Deaths in Prison Report”