Although positive progress has been made in some areas of life for some people, there is still a lot more to do to ensure everyone is free from discrimination and can enjoy their basic human rights.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights (pdf), in October 2018.
‘There is both a strong moral and economic case for extensive employment protections’ This is according to an October 2018 paper from IPPR looking at the future of employment rights after Brexit.
‘The UK Government must deliver a new deal for people living in left-behind places, so that they can build a better life for themselves and their families.’ This is from an October 2018 report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the funding and design of the promised UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
‘We have seen a welcome increase in reporting…however, this increase in reporting is also thought to reflect a genuine rise in hate crime around specific events such as the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack.’ This is according to an October 2018 update to the Government’s Hate crime action plan (pdf).
Over the last forty years, European Union funding has provided a safety net for people facing inequality and discrimination and offered them a chance to make their lives better.
This funding will end when the UK leaves the EU.
In this briefing, Liz Shannon, our parliamentary and policy adviser looks at the future of funding following our exit from the European Union.
Date: 25 April 2019
Time: 08:30 – 16:45
Location: King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
After years of austerity and in a climate of uncertainty, it is now more necessary than ever to examine the link between human rights and the social justice agenda.
Newcastle Law School and Institute of Health and Society invite you to a joint conference on health inequalities and human rights.
‘Immigration has become a totemic emblem for the many grievances people feel in modern Britain.’ This is according to Hope Not Hate’s October 2018 report, Fear, Hope and Loss: Understanding the Drivers of Hope and Hate.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office’s Race Disparity Unit have launched a consultation on a mandatory approach to ethnicity pay reporting. They are seeking views on ethnicity pay reporting by employers, including what should be reported and by who, and what immediate next steps should be taken. The deadline …
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Figures from the Race Disparity Audit’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures website and the BITC Race at Work Survey highlight that people from ethnic minorities persistently encounter significant disparities in employment and progression.
Business in the Community have launched the Race at Work Charter, in October 2018, which commits businesses who sign up to a set of principles and actions designed to improve the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights have launched an October 2018 inquiry on whether the Government’s proposals on how the EU settlement scheme will work. This inquiry looks at the unjustified detention and deportation, in particular.
The deadline for submissions is 10 December 2018.