A new Amnesty report has reported that Muslims are being discriminated against in Europe for demonstrating their faith. “Muslim women are being denied jobs and girls prevented from attending regular classes just because they wear traditional forms of dress, such as the headscarf. Men can be dismissed for wearing beards [...]
Victims are being overlooked by the criminal justice system, says a new Fabian Society report. Edited by Sadiq Khan MP, the shadow justice secretary, the report features contributions from a panel of experts brought together to inform the conclusions of the Labour Party’s policy review. The report says victims are [...]
With their focus on the ongoing Eurozone crisis, European political leaders risk ignoring a political crisis bubbling under the surface – the rising public support for populist movements. This report from Demos analyses the views of over 10,000 populist supporters across Europe. Read the report and the blog.
Government plans allowing police to stop people on the grounds of skin colour are discriminatory and amount to racial profiling, the official equalities body has warned ministers. The Equality and Human Rights Commission wants the plans dropped and has warned there is a high risk that British and European laws [...]
The British National party was plunged into chaos yesterday, weeks before the general election, when a court ordered it to remove central beliefs and policies about race from its constitution. In a landmark injunction at the Central London county court, a judge found that the BNP‘s membership policy remained discriminatory, [...]
John Denham talks about the future of democracy ‘Thank you very much for the opportunity to address you this evening. This evening, I want to talk about our programme for strengthening local democracy. And particularly focus on the importance of clear and accessible information as a way of empowering citizens; [...]
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To view the Home Office page please click here Justice Secretary Jack Straw has announced details of the new National Victims’ Service in a speech at the Royal Society of Arts today. The Right Honourable Jack Straw MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice: Introduction I am delighted [...]