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.
REDRESS is coordinating a joint civil society shadow report to the Committee against Torture. The report aims to provide an alternative view of the measures taken by the UK to implement its obligations under the Convention against Torture. They are seeking written evidence to inform the report, as well as holding consultation events throughout England …
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‘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.
There is a lack of protection and support for migrant women facing domestic abuse and their children, transnational marriage abandonment, and extra-territorial jurisdiction.
The Women’s Resource Centre have produced the England Shadow report (pdf) for the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) .
The Migration Advisory Committee have published their final report (pdf) which assesses the impact of the European Economic Area (EEA) migration on a wide range of areas including: the labour market; public services and communities.
‘Addressing the risk of exploitation in any future low-skilled work route is likely to be extremely difficult.’
This is according to an August 2018 report from the University of Oxford’s Migration Observatory on the future of labour migration for low-skilled work.
There has been no attempt by the Government to build consensus on future migration policy despite the fact that the issue was subject to heated, divisive and at times misleading debate during the referendum campaign in 2016.
This is from the July 2018 interim report (pdf) from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee which warns all those involved in the Brexit debate not to exploit or escalate tensions over immigration in the run up to withdrawal agreement.
The Exiting the European Union Committee have published a July 2018 report on UK and EU citizens’ rights after Brexit. It calls for urgent clarification from the EU27 on the status of UK citizens in each Member State, the application processes and what will happen in the event of a ‘no deal’.
The Government has published a white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union on 12 July 2018 which proposes a ‘principled and practical’ Brexit.
Brexit has proffered an opportunity for official and academic expressions of imperial pride and proposals to rehabilitate colonialism as a political project. This is according to an article by Nadine El‐Enany in the summer 2018 edition of the IPPR Progressive Review