It is shocking that many basic rights for women and the LGBTQ+ community have not been available to people in Northern Ireland. We must keep campaigning to ensure these long-overdue changes are delivered, despite those who resist, writes Karin Smyth MP.
Turkey's invasion of north-east Syria is a disaster for global standards on human rights - the UK must move on from the years of inconsistent and indecisive foreign policy and take a stand, writes Lord McConnell.
Universities are “oblivious” to the extent of racial harassment on their campuses, Britain’s equality body has warned in a damning report on the sector.
Two years after the #MeToo campaign, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched new guidance for employers on the use of confidentiality agreements (often referred to as NDAs) in discrimination cases.
Chief Executive of the EHRC, Rebecca Hilsenrath, says changes to voting procedures need to be thought through carefully.
Fears Labour could be left bankrupt from the official investigation into anti-semitism have been voiced by members of the party’s top ruling body.
Everyone has a right to make independent decisions over their reproductive health without interference by the state, and that access to reproductive healthcare is a human right, say Layla Moran MP.
The UK Parliament must take into account a country's human rights record when seeking new trade deals after Brexit, ensuring the strong human rights considerations built into EU trade agreements are continued, writes Lord Harries.
A new report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights shows that children who experience a parent going to prison as a child are more likely than their peers to have future problems, writes Committee Chair Harriet Harman MP.
Gypsies and Travellers who have stopped travelling due to old age, ill-health, educational needs or being disabled are being forgotten in planning authorities’ site allocation processes following changes to policy definitions, the UK’s equality body has warned.
Those who abuse the media must be publicly shamed, and even targeted with sanctions by the FCO, even if they are governments, writes Foreign Affairs Select Committee Chair, Tom Tugendhat MP.
From employment to accessing public services, intersex people experience discrimination. The Government must strengthen equality law in the area of protection of sex characteristics, says Baroness Barker.
Ashdown House School has been forced to apologise and reinstate pupil for unlawful exclusion.
By teaching LGBT acceptance in schools, we show our children that the UK is a free and tolerant country where they can be who they are – this must be defended, writes Daniel Kawczynski
John Mann MP, Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, writes ahead of the APPG's AGM today that racism against a minority group, is not the responsibility for that group to address.
Women in England and Wales can still go to prison for having an abortion – we must remove the criminal law from what is essentially a matter between a woman and her doctor, says Diana Johnson
The Equality and Human Rights Commission calls on the Government to end the ambiguity on teaching of LGBT rights, saying no child should be made to think that who they are is something to be ashamed of.
The shocking levels of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime in Britain, show that unless we keep our momentum on LGBT equality, there will be those who feel progress has already gone too far and want to push it back, says Justine Greening MP.
Chair of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission Fiona Bruce MP says the UK should call on the Hong Kong government to call off the crackdown against peaceful protestors and should also call for the urgent and meaningful reconsideration of the Extradition Law proposals.
Please find below details of a briefing EHRC have published in contribution to a Lords debate tomorrow on domestic abuse.
Labour is to face a formal investigation by the UK's equality watchdog over its handling of anti-semitism complaints.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is today launching a formal investigation to determine whether The Labour Party has unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish. The EHRC is pleased that The Labour Party has committed to co-operate fully with its investigation.
The construction trade association responds to a new Home Office report: “Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: Final Report”
A damning UN report has compared the controversial Tory welfare regime to the infamous Victorian workhouses of the 19th Century.