EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper: Civil society space – views of organisations

More than half of civil society organisations (CSOs) say the situation for civil society in their country has deteriorated or strongly deteriorated in the past three years. This is according to a November 2018 conference paper from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights on civil society space in 2018. The paper summarises the results of …

Scottish Government consultation: The future of civil partnership in Scotland

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The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on the future of civil partnership in Scotland, in light of a recent UK Supreme Court decision. They are seeking views from the public on two options: the closure of civil partnership to new relationships from a specific date in the future, and the broadening of civil partnership …

Equality and Human Rights Commission briefing: The future of legal aid

‘There is evidence that LASPO (the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012) has limited access to redress for breaches of human rights and for discrimination claims.’ This is from a November 2018 briefing (Word) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of changes to civil legal aid under LASPO.