‘Do the rights thing’ by Colin Harvey and Colm O’Cinneide argues that ‘the time is ripe for advocates for stronger human rights protection to make clear what a modern Bill of Rights worthy of the name would actually look like’.
It was published in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 30 June 2011.
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‘Too Old to Care’, published in June 2011 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 research finds that:
- Older grandparents are often reluctant to approach children’s services for support as they fear their children will be taken away
- Where support is provided for grandparents carers, it often fails to meet their needs
- 75% of older carers have a long term health condition or a disability
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Click here for Grandparents Plus website
The Government consultation on reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission closed on 15 June 2011. The Equality and Diversity Forum and other organisations submitted responses.
Click here for response by the Equality and Diversity Forum
Click here for the response by the Disability Charities Consortium
Click here for response by the Disability Rights Partnership
Click here for response by Equanomics-UK
Click here for response by the Home Affairs Select Committee
Click here for information from Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) and click here for IARS letter of 18 August 2011 to Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone
Click here for response by Race on the Agenda (ROTA)
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.
The Report highlights progress over the last four years that the UK has made in areas such as health, employment, education, representation, social and economic benefits, sex role stereotyping, trafficking and marriage and family law.
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Religious discrimination in Britain: A review of research evidence, 2000-10 by Paul Weller of the University of Derby was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in June 2011.
The review of research evidence indicates there are different perceptions about the legal protections for religion or belief and about the level of discrimination towards different religions or beliefs.