Human Rights Watch report: World Report 2018

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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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Human Rights Consortium report: Rights at Risk – Brexit, Human Rights and Northern Ireland

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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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Equality and Human Rights Commission report: Fair Opportunities for all – a Strategy to Reduce Pay Gaps in Britain

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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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Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Legislative Scrutiny, The EU (Withdrawal) Bill – a Right by Right Analysis

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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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Scottish Government OSLA and Scottish Refugee Council: Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018 – 2022

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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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Home Affairs Committee report: Immigration Policy, Basis for Building Consensus

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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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