Rights of Women report: Accessible or beyond reach?

Through their frontline work, Rights of Women have witnessed the devastating impacts that the cuts to legal aid enacted by LASPO have had on the ability of women survivors of violence and abuse to obtain safety and justice.

They have produced a February 2019 report (pdf) which analyses the accessibility of the scheme for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. 

EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Who speaks for the Zambrano Families? Multi-level abandonment in the UK and EU

An intersectional analysis of Brexit suggests that Black British children are the forgotten victims of the decision to leave the EU. Due to the nationality of their primary carer, their rights as British and EU citizens have been pushed aside in the Brexit negotiations by both the European Commission and the UK government.

Professor Iyiola Solanke from the University of Leeds discusses the forgotten Zambrano Families for the Gendering Brexit Blog series. 

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Overall, nine in 10 (89 %) respondents in the 2018 survey feel that antisemitism increased in their country in the five years before the survey. This is according to the December 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

This report outlines the main findings of their second survey on Jewish people’s experiences with hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the European Union.

Parity and clarity: The case for reforming hate crime law

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Katharine Knox, our Head of Research and Policy Impact, reports on our recent seminar on legal reform of hate crime.

In EDF’s recent seminar on hate crime, participants identified a particular need for two things in hate crime law: parity and clarity. With a 17% increase in reported hate crime last year, and given the Law Commission’s review into hate crime law starting in 2019, we gathered experts together to consider the priorities for legal reform.