‘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.
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.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on the Reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) (pdf), in October 2018.
Older LGB people have lived through direct discrimination in mental health services and there is not enough research exploring the effects of this on both the mental health of older LGB people and how they access services now.
State of Care 2017/18 (pdf) is the Care Quality Commission’s annual assessment of health and social care in England.
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.
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.
Nearly three-quarters of people in Britain (74%) agreed that there should be equality for all groups in Britain, but one in ten (10%) people surveyed disagreed.
This statistic is from the October 2018 research report on the first national survey of prejudice in Britain in over a decade.
Analysis shows local areas spend an average of 6% of their mental health budget on children, despite children making up around 20% of the population.
This is according to the October 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health treatment.
Social protections have been reduced and disabled people and their families continue to be some of the hardest hit.
This is from the October 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on disability rights in the United Kingdom.