In June 2011, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published an independent report entitled ‘The impact of counter-terrorism measures on Muslim communities’ (Research report 72).
This qualitative research report examines the diverse experiences of Muslims on the street and in the community, at ports and airports, and in mosques, schools and universities, as a result of counter-terrorism measures. EHRC commissioned this research to provide a contribution to the evidence base on the impact of counter-terrorism measures in Britain, an area where few facts are known.
While the opinions in the report are those of the researchers and not necessarily the views of the EHRC, some of the findings have informed EHRC’s response to the government’s counter-terrorism review and more recently the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill.
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In May 2011, the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) published briefings on the Localism Bill for the House of Commons report stage and the House of Lords second reading.
Second reading in the House of Lords was on 7 June with Committee Stage scheduled to start on 20 and 23 June 2011.
In January 2011, EDF also produced a briefing for the House of Commons second reading of the Localism Bill.
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Published in 2011 by the International Commission of Jurists, ‘The Practitioners Guide on Migration and International Human Rights Law’ analyses the protection afforded to migrants by international law and the means to implement it at national and international levels.
The Guide synthesises and clarifies international standards on key issues, in particular: the rights and procedures connected to the way migrants enter a country and their status in the country of destination; human rights and refugee law constraints on expulsion; the human rights and refugee law rights linked to expulsion procedures; the rights and guarantees for administrative detention of migrants; rights connected to work and labour; and rights to education, to the highest attainable standard of health, to adequate housing, to water, to food, and to social security.
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In May 2011, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published ‘Human rights at home: Guidance for social housing providers’.
The guidance is a practical tool showing how to provide social housing in a way that is compatible with human rights laws.
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