Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation: Improving access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are seeking views on proposals for new statutory guidance for local authorities to improve access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces community.

The deadline for responses is 8 March 2019.

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Government response: Transforming the response to domestic abuse consultation and draft bill

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The Government has produced a January 2019 response (pdf) to the domestic abuse consultation and draft Domestic Abuse Bill.

The government has committed to introduce a Domestic Abuse Bill, which will provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the response to this terrible crime.

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Department for business, energy and industrial strategy consultation: Pregnancy and maternity discrimination – extending redundancy protection for women and new parents

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The Department for business, energy and industrial strategy is seeking views on extending redundancy protection for women and new parents.

The deadline for responses is 5 April 2019.

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Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission questionnaire: Draft Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission have published their draft Strategic Plan for 2019 – 2022, in January 2019. To help them set their priorities and deliver the best service for everyone in Northern Ireland, they would like to hear from you.

Deadline for submissions is 15 March 2019.

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UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights call for input: expansion of the recognition, institutionalization and accountability framework for economic and social rights

The Special Rapporteur released a report in 2016 which sets out the Recognition, Institutionalization and Accountability (RIA) Framework for realising economic and social rights.

He is currently carrying out a research project (pdf) to expand upon the 2016 report by investigating the extent of legislative recognition and institutionalisation of economic and social rights globally.  As well as  the existence and strength of non-judicial accountability mechanisms at both the international and domestic level.

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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper: Civil society space – views of organisations

More than half of civil society organisations (CSOs) say the situation for civil society in their country has deteriorated or strongly deteriorated in the past three years.

This is according to a November 2018 conference paper from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights on civil society space in 2018. The paper summarises the results of a September 2018 consultation with the Agency’s civil society network, and complements their January 2018 report on challenges facing CSOs.

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Cabinet Office consultation outcome: Access to Elections – Call for Evidence

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The Cabinet have released their response to the Call for Evidence : Access to Elections, in August 2018.

The response includes actions to be taken forward, produced in partnership with the Government-chaired Accessibility of Elections Working Group which includes representatives from organisations acting on behalf of disabled people and from bodies which oversee and conduct elections and referendums.

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