Blog posts

The following are posts from equality and human rights blogs which may be of interest. Use the Blog menu (left) to browse both continuous blog pages and individual blog posts

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My Spare Room blog on the ‘bedroom tax’

September 10, 2015

My Spare Room, documents through photographs and first-hand accounts those hit by the government’s punitive ‘bedroom tax’.
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Blog: ‘Immigration and emigration: taking the long-term perspective for our better health’

December 2, 2014

A blog by Raj S. Bhopal argues that the 'intermingling of migrants and settled populations creates new societies that provide innumerable opportunities for learning and advancement'.
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Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

October 30, 2014

The case of R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association & another) v Lord Chancellor found that the process adopted by the Government in reducing the number of criminal legal aid contracts was so unfair that it was unlawful.
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UK Human Rights Blog: Massacre families urge UK not to leave ECHR

October 30, 2014

This blog post outlines the international implications of the Conservative Party’s proposals to introduce a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
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CASE blog: Disabled people are worth the minimum wage

October 23, 2014

A blog by Abigail McKnight and Tania Burchardt says that 'Lord Freud's widely-reported recent remark that some disabled people are not "worth" the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is not supported by CASE research'.
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JRF report asking ‘Does money affect children’s outcomes?’

January 3, 2014

In October 2013, JRF published a report showing that 'children in low-income households do less well than their better-off peers on many outcomes in life … simply because they are poorer'.
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LSE Blog: ‘Lad Culture on Campus’

March 27, 2013

Kelley Temple, NUS National Women’s Officer, discusses the recent NUS report on lad culture in higher education and calls for stakeholders to come together to lay a national strategy to respond to this problem.
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Human Rights or a Bill of Rights?

December 5, 2012

Costas Douzinas examines the debate on a UK Bill of Rights.
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John Eekelaar on ‘The Universality of Human Rights Norms: Why the UK should stay with Strasbourg’

November 29, 2012

John Eekelaar's blog for the Oxford Human Rights Hub explains why the UK should not leave the European Convention and Court of Human Rights.
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EDF blog on Leveson, human rights and the media – ‘let’s remember that people’s lives will be affected’

November 28, 2012

Emma Hutton, Human Rights Programme Director for the Equality and Diversity Forum, asks us to remember that people’s lives will be affected by what happens next.
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