In July 2011, the Equality and Diversity Forum produced an update on the Legal Aid Bill written by Gay Moon, EDF’s Special Legal Advisor.
The June 2011 issue of ENARgy – The European Network Against Racism’s webzine – is a special edition on the International Year for People of African Descent.
In June 2011, the Government published its response to the proposals for the reform of legal aid in England and Wales.
On 17 June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution expressing grave concern about acts of violence and discrimination against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
In June 2011, the Council of Europe published ‘Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe’.
In May and June 2011, the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) published two briefings and a report on refugees, migrants and equality.
‘The migration debate’ by Sarah Spencer CBE was published by The Policy Press in June 2011.
‘Too Old to Care’, by Grandparents Plus, focusses on older grandparent and family carers who are raising children who cannot live with their parents, keeping them out of the care system.
The Government consultation on reform of the EHRC closed on 15 June 2011. The Equality and Diversity Forum and other organisations submitted responses.
The Government submitted the UK’s 7th Periodic Report on implementation of the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) to the UN on 10 June 2011.