European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Overall, nine in 10 (89 %) respondents in the 2018 survey feel that antisemitism increased in their country in the five years before the survey. This is according to the December 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

This report outlines the main findings of their second survey on Jewish people’s experiences with hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the European Union.

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EDF Gendering Brexit Blog series: Gentlemen’s agreements: proposals on the table for EU citizens’ rights disadvantage women by design

As Brexit-day draws nearer, we are faced with two similar-but-different proposals for migration regimes for EU nationals in the UK – one in the draft Withdrawal Agreement (just) concluded, but now looking precarious, between the UK and the EU, and one in the UK Home Office’s proposals, which appear predicated upon there being a withdrawal agreement.

Although no deal is a distinct possibility, the citizens’ rights part of the withdrawal agreement may end up being plucked out and ring-fenced into a ‘partial deal’ to avoid human catastrophe, so this post reflects upon the offers on the table.

In both regimes, people will fall through the cracks. And women will be disproportionately likely to be among that group.

Professor Charlotte O’Brien from the York Law School, contributes this blog on EU migrants’ rights , gender and Brexit. 

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Centre for International Governance report: Brexit and Human Rights

‘Human rights activists, and anyone concerned with the protection of civil liberties and fundamental rights within UK law and policy, will need to be vigilant in the post-Brexit era.’

Colm O’Cinneide, UCL has written a February 2018 paper on Brexit and Human Rights for the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

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British Medical Association briefing: The dangers of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

‘It has become clear to the BMA that the risks of Brexit for the nation’s health are too great, and that it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure the kind of deal which will work to the benefit of patients, the medical workforce and health services across the UK and Europe.’

These words are from Dr Chaand Nagpaul, British Medical Association Council Chair, from the August 2018 briefing on the danger of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the health service.

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CIPFA podcast: What does Brexit mean for public services? Epsiode 8 – The Women’s Budget Group

‘An economic shock after Brexit and cuts to public services will hit women hardest.’

This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group, who discusses how Brexit could unfairly affect women in a podcast epsiode by the Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services.

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