This is the briefing from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in contribution to the Second Reading of the Voyeurism (Offences) (No.2) Bill in the House of Lords that will take place on 23 October 2018.
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has bowed to pressure to skip a major Saudi business conference following the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khasoggi.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced a briefing for Lords Report Stage of the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill,
UK officials are drawing up a list of potential sanctions against Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, it has been claimed.
Today's announcement is a positive step towards creating truly inclusive workplaces that allow everyone to achieve their full potential, says David Isaac, Chair, EHRC.
A major human rights group has demanded answers from ministers over a pledge to help the government of Dubai sharpen its public relations skills.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has raised concerns about the safety and safeguards connected with the use of PAVA spray in prisons in light of today’s announcement from the Prisons Minster.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released the following in contribution to the upcoming Westminster Hall Debate concerning asylum accommodation contracts that will take place on Wednesday 10 October at 2.30-4pm.
Ahead of Labour Party Conference, Save the Children has asked three Shadow Ministers to set out how their agenda would improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Today, Helen Goodman MP makes the case for Labour foreign policy, followed next week by Preet Gill MP & Dan Carden MP discussing development and humanitarian policy. Look out for Save the Children's work with Conservative Friends of International Development at Conservative Conference.
As the human rights situation in Bahrain continues to deteriorate, the government must answer questions on the effectiveness of its safeguards against UK involvement in abuses, writes Andy Slaughter
A new inquiry to investigate whether changes to legal aid funding have left some victims of discrimination unable to access justice has been launched today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Karen Buck MP has submitted an article on her Westminster Hall debate on legal aid and the post-implementation review. Within this article, she mentions the disproportionate impact changes to legal aid are having on people with mental health problems, and cites research carried out by Mind.
The increasingly exorbitant fee puts the right to register as British beyond the financial means of many and is counter to the government’s duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children says Stuart McDonald MP.
The Ministry of Justice has had the highest cuts of any department –40%- and the impact of cuts on this scale is simply unsustainable, says Karen Buck MP.
The British Safety Council welcomed the challenge to the government that a failure to address the risk to life posed by flammable external cladding, similar to that used on the Grenfell Tower, is a breach of human rights.
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have blasted the Israeli Prime Minister after he condemned the Labour leader's attendance at a controversial memorial service.
Below is a statement from Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Boris Johnson’s comments on the burka.
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis disagreed with a decision not to oppose the death penalty for two British-born Isis fighters facing trial in the United States.
EHRC welcome the report by the Women and Equalities Committee and are very pleased that they have supported a number of our recommendations including our call for a new mandatory duty for employers to put measures in place to prevent harassment in the workplace.
The Women and Equalities Committee has today released a new report that identifies five priorities for Government action that are the first steps towards ensuring that sexual harassment at work finally becomes a thing of the past.
This policy needs to be changed to enable other domestic victims to be compensated, says EHRC Chief Executive, Rebecca Hilsenrath.
Opposing the death penalty is one of the fundamental principles that underpins our country’s commitment to human rights, says David Isaac, EHRC Chair.
Boris Johnson questioned the Government's decision not to press for guarantees that two British-born jihadist fighters would be spared the death penalty in the United States, it has emerged.
British women could see their human rights rolled back under Brexit, the equalities watchdog has warned.