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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Women’s Budget Group report: Life-Changing and Life-Saving – Funding for the women’s sector

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Local specialist women’s organisations provide life-changing services including employment training, psychological and legal support.

This is from the December 2018 report (pdf) from the Women’s Budget Group on the funding landscape of the women’s sector.

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

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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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Parity and clarity: The case for reforming hate crime law

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Katharine Knox, our Head of Research and Policy Impact, reports on our recent seminar on legal reform of hate crime.

In EDF’s recent seminar on hate crime, participants identified a particular need for two things in hate crime law: parity and clarity. With a 17% increase in reported hate crime last year, and given the Law Commission’s review into hate crime law starting in 2019, we gathered experts together to consider the priorities for legal reform.

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First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership report: ‘Recommendations for a new human rights framework to improve people’s lives’

‘There is an urgent need of human rights leadership in today’s world’, this is according to the December 2018 report (pdf) from the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership. 

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National Audit Office report: Handling of the Windrush situation

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The National Audit Office have published a December 2018 report (pdf) to examine the handling of the Windrush situation.

This report seeks to increase transparency about what happened, establish whether problems with the Department’s information management and management of immigration casework may have contributed to the situation.

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