Despite allegations of serious abuse in immigration detention centers, the UK persisted in not imposing a maximum time limit for immigration detention, and continued to detain asylum-seeking and migrant children.
This is from the January 2018 report (pdf) from the Human Rights Watch (HRW). World Report 2018 is their 28th annual review of human rights practices around the globe.
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‘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.
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What needs to change? The over-representation of women, most ethnic minority groups and disabled people in low-paid, elementary occupations.
This is according to the January 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission. This paper sets out what needs to change and who needs to take action to reduce gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps.
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‘We acknowledge the unprecedented nature of the task of converting existing EU law into UK law. But as it stands this Bill is constitutionally unacceptable’, says Baroness Taylor of Bolton on the Lords Constitution Committee’s report (pdf), in January 2018.
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The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) have considered the human rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
The Committee have also ‘pressed the Government for the publication of its Memorandum on the European Convention on Human Rights’.
This is from the JCHR’s January 2018 report (pdf) which analyses the Bill.
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Children’s interests cannot take second place to adult concerns, says a January 2018 report from Coram. Continue reading “Coram report: Respected and Protected – Securing a Better Future for all Children”
Our legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform, finds a January 2018 report (pdf) from the Fawcett Society.
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The Scottish Government, COSLA and the Scottish Refugee Council have launched a strategy to support refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland’s communities.
New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy (pdf), published in January 2018, aims to coordinate the efforts of organisations involved in supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
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‘Integration is immensely important but is not embedded in immigration policy’ says a January 2018 report (pdf) from the Home Affairs Committee.
This report sets out five key areas, where they believe reforms are needed to build consent around a fair, principled and effective immigration policy in the UK.
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