Human rights

Report criticises 'destitution by design' policy

11/10/2021

A new report has called for a step-change in the way asylum seekers are supported in Scotland.

Vulnerable children ‘detained unlawfully’ in Scotland

07/06/2021

Vulnerable children in Scotland may have been detained unlawfully in secure accommodation, a new investigation has revealed.

Trade union calls for higher human rights standards in PPE

26/01/2021

A local government trade union has called for new laws to stop PPE being supplied by companies that exploit workers.

Brighton councillors criticise arms manufacturer for ‘deadly bombs’ used in Yemen

02/10/2019

Councillors in Brighton have called on the Government to stop a local business from manufacturing ‘deadly bombs and weapons’ after the company was named in a UN report.

Facing up the future?

27/09/2019

Sue Chadwick urges local authorities to think hard before using Automatic Facial Recognition technology on publicly owned land and buildings.

Grenfell residents had human rights breached, watchdog warns

13/03/2019

The residents of Grenfell Tower had their human rights breached by the council and public services before the fire started, a watchdog has warned.

Council’s decision not to allow a barrier around Muslim grave ‘fair’, court rules

23/01/2019

A court has ruled that Walsall Council’s decision not to allow a Muslim man to install a marble edge around his father’s grave was ‘appropriate and fair’.

Councils criticised for banning anti-abortion protests

30/05/2018

Councils wanting to restrict protests outside abortion clinics have been challenged by a group of campaigners, including human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

Councils threaten to ‘divide' migrant families, report says

09/04/2018

Local authorities often threaten to take children into care if their parents do not have the proper documentation to remain in the country, human rights groups warn.

Human rights watchdog launches Grenfell fire inquiry

11/12/2017

The harm suffered by those who survived or witnessed the Grenfell Tower fire may constitute ‘inhumane and degrading treatment’, according to human rights watchdogs.

Councils complicit in ‘human rights violations’, disability organisations say

21/08/2017

Deaf and disability organisations have accused the Government and local authorities of human rights violations due to policies which prevent disabled people living independent lives.

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Social care reform: what lies ahead?

Sally Warren lays out four principles that should be at the centre of a ‘radically realistic’ White Paper on social care reform and asks if its vision will be the right one?
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Taking action on condensation and mould

Condensation and mould can be a recurring problem that social housing landlords can find difficult to deal with, but to comply with the Homes Act it is essential landlords tackle it effectively when it occurs in their properties. Tom Wodcke explains.
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