On Human Rights Day, Civil Society Groups – including EDF – sent an open letter to the PM and Deputy PM asking them to protect universal human rights.
In a blog for the OSF website for Human Rights Day, Emma Hutton explains what EDF is doing to ‘make rights real for everyone, everywhere, every day’.
’Make Human Rights Happen’, a guide for voluntary and community groups, was published by BIHR in December 2012.
‘Dos and don’ts for the bill of rights commission’ by Colin Harvey and Colm O’Cinneide was published on the Guardian website on 29 November 2012.
In ‘Debating the Abu Qatada affair’, Gavin Phillipson looks at Question Time’s ‘illuminating and alarming’ debate on the Abu Qatada affair.
At a House of Lords meeting on 13 November 2012, experts shared deep concern over proposed government legislation on equality and human rights.
The Leveson Inquiry report was published on 29 November. EDF and a number of EDF member, associate and other organisations responded to the report with blogs and comments.
‘Multiple identity; Multiple Exclusions and Human Rights: The experiences of people with disabilities who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people living in Northern Ireland’ was published November 2012.
On 27 November 2012, the Commission on a Bill of Rights published the responses to its July 2012 (second) consultation paper.
On 23 November 2012, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published a guide to home care and human rights. The Equality and Diversity Forum welcomed the publication.