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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‘The Brexit vote came in part as an outcome of the aforementioned inequalities’, says the December 2018 report (pdf) from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) on Brexit and inequality.
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have produced the Good work plan (pdf) in December 2018. This plan sets out the government’s vision for the future of the UK labour market.
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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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The UK Statistics Authority published their recommendations on the content and conduct of the 2021 Census for England and Wales, as set out in the December 2018 white paper (pdf).
This includes the proposal that, for the first time, the census will be predominantly online.
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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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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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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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