The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has exchanged letters, dated December 2018 and January 2019, with the Government about the Political Declaration. The correspondence relates to a change in wording to the Declaration regarding the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission have published their draft Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022, in January 2019. To help them set their priorities and deliver the best service for everyone in Northern Ireland, they would like to hear from you.
Deadline for submissions is 15 March 2019.
‘The Brexit vote came in part as an outcome of the aforementioned inequalities’, says the December 2018 report (pdf) from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) on Brexit and inequality.
‘There is an urgent need of human rights leadership in today’s world’, this is according to the December 2018 report (pdf) from the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership.
There is strong evidence that a ‘No Deal’ or ‘Hard’ Brexit would be the most damaging for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, women and those on low incomes with few qualifications.
This is from the November 2018 briefing from Race on the Agenda (ROTA) which looks at the implications of Brexit on BAME communities.
Following the publication of the Withdrawal Agreement, it is clear that women are still missing from the Government’s agenda on Brexit.
The Fawcett Society have produced a briefing paper (pdf) as part of their campaign #FaceHerFuture on Brexit and women.
‘When it comes to talking about poverty you often have a quite distorted narrative.’ This is from the first episode of Is Anyone Listening, a new podcast launched November 2011 from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), hosted by Ayesha Hazarika MBE. The podcast aims to amplify the voices of people living on low incomes, and …
As Brexit-day draws nearer, we are faced with two similar-but-different proposals for migration regimes for EU nationals in the UK – one in the draft Withdrawal Agreement (just) concluded, but now looking precarious, between the UK and the EU, and one in the UK Home Office’s proposals, which appear predicated upon there being a withdrawal agreement.
Although no deal is a distinct possibility, the citizens’ rights part of the withdrawal agreement may end up being plucked out and ring-fenced into a ‘partial deal’ to avoid human catastrophe, so this post reflects upon the offers on the table.
In both regimes, people will fall through the cracks. And women will be disproportionately likely to be among that group.
Professor Charlotte O’Brien from the York Law School, contributes this blog on EU migrants’ rights , gender and Brexit.
One in seven LGBT people (14 per cent) have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination because they’re LGBT.
This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from Stonewall on mental health and well-being of LGBT people.
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.