In September 2011, brap published a briefing paper ‘Reflections on 9/11. The “terror decade” and its implications for equalities’.
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‘Out & About, Mapping LGBT Lives in Birmingham’ was published by Birmingham LGBT in September 2011.
The report contains up to date data about the experiences of 636 LGB and T people who live work and socialise in Birmingham.
It covers diversity monitoring, socio economic data, leisure spend, and community infrastructure, LGBT health, mental health, hate crime, domestic violence, homophobic bullying, and Tran’s issues.
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‘Children’s Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts’ by Aoife Nolan was published in 2011.
The book focusses on the circumstances in which the courts can and should give effect to the socio-economic rights of children.
The author brings together and addresses a wide range of issues that have never previously been considered together in book form. These include children’s socio-economic rights; children as citizens and their position in relation to democratic decision-making processes; the implications of children and their rights for democratic and constitutional theory; the role of the courts in ensuring the enforcement of children’s rights; and the debates surrounding the litigation and adjudication of socio-economic rights.
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Clearkit is an online resource to help employers recruit disabled people.
It provides a complete advice package with online access to specialist organisations and a full resource centre to browse, download and use offline.
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On 1 September 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) published its report of concluding observations on the UK Government’s 18th and 19th periodic reports, showing how the Government has complied with the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
In the report, the Committee ‘welcomes the enactment of the Equality Act of 2010 as a landmark improvement in anti- discrimination legislation’ and ‘notes with appreciation the establishment of the Equality and Human Rights Commission under the Equality Act of 2006’.
However, the Committee raises a number of concerns, including concerns relating to:
The Committee recommends that the UK Government ‘ should implement all of the provisions of the Equality Act and ensure that there is no regression from the current levels of protection’.
The report also states that the Committee ‘deeply regrets the State party’s insistence on proceeding immediately with the eviction of the Gypsy and Traveller community at Dale Farm in Essex before identifying and providing alternative culturally appropriate housing for members of these communities’. A separate ‘Statement on Dale Farm’ was also published on 1 September.
In June 2011, UK NGOs Against Racism submitted a report to CERD highlighting the key challenges faced by ethnic minorities in the UK and where the Government could be doing more to tackle inequalities in BME communities.
In July 2011, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its shadow report to CERD, highlighting the key issues that the EHRC considers are impacting on race equality and containing recommendations for government action.
Click here for CERD report of concluding observations on the UK government’s 18th and 19th periodic reports (pdf)
Click here for report submitted to CERD by UK NGOs Against Racism
Click here for letter from UK race NGOs published on 21 August 2011
Click here for report submitted to CERD by the Equality and Human Rights Commission