Equality and Human Rights Commission report: The Impact of LASPO on Routes to Justice

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The main barriers to justice are the high cost of legal representation, the difficulty of navigating the tribunal process without support and a low level of knowledge about employment rights.

This is according to the September 2018 report (pdf) from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), since it came into force in 2013.

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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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Scope report: Independent. Confident. Connected

We feel Government action is needed to change attitudes towards disability. The inter-ministerial disability strategy group should have a clearly defined objective to improve attitudes towards disabled people.

This is from the August 2018 report (pdf) from Scope which brings together findings from three pieces of research with disabled people from across the country.

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Work and Pensions Committee report: Universal Credit and Domestic Abuse

‘Under Universal Credit, claimants living with domestic abuse can face seeing their entire monthly income—including money meant for their children— go into their abusive partner’s account.’

The Work and Pensions Committee have published an August 2018 report on Universal Credit and domestic abuse.

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