human rights

Religious discrimination in Britain: a review of research evidence, 2000-10

Commissioned report by Equality and Human Rights Commission that aims to identify and review: • Quantitative and qualitative evidence of religious discrimination • Any evidence about whether religious discrimination is increasing or decreasing • Any differences in evidence between England, Wales and Scotland • ‘Islamophobia’ as a frame of reference for discrimination against Muslims • Gaps in the existing research and statistical evidence.

Care about rights

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has developed training and awareness raising resources relating to the care and support of older people.

This project aims to empower people to understand their human rights, and increase the ability and accountability of those who have the duties to respect, protect and fulfil rights.

Learning Disability

Part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research series, this IRISS podcast features Professor Roy McConkey, University of Ulster, speaking about the promotion of social inclusion of people with learning disabilities.

Is poverty in the UK a denial of people's human rights? (summary report)

Being poor in the United Kingdom can mean being subjected to discrimination on the grounds of poverty. Both poverty and discrimination are contrary to the spirit and the terms of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Damian Killeen argues that the refusal of successive governments to incorporate the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights into UK law has compounded common social attitudes that denigrate people who experience poverty and that undermine popular support for policies to eradicate poverty.

Justice for Europe's children : the sixth Kilbrandon child care lecture

This resource is the sixth in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. This lecture discusses Council of Europe treaties, standard setting, the promotion of rights and juvenile justice.

Children's hearings system : the fifth Kilbrandon child care lecture

This resource is the fifth in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. This lecture looks at the essentials of the hearings system, human and children's rights, as well as issues of welfare and youth justice.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The official United Nations home page for Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It includes over 300 different language versions, available in HTML, PDF and graphical formats.

Reflections on social evils and human nature

In an extract from the book Contemporary Social Evils, Matthew Taylor examines how cultural theory can help us to understand the slide into social pessimism and the credit crunch.

Human Rights Act 1998

This Act brings the rights and freedoms of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK jurisdiction.

Poverty, inequality and human rights

This research examines how human rights have been used internationally to shape new conceptions of poverty and new approaches to combating it, and assesses the lessons for the UK. People working to tackle poverty in the UK are increasingly interested in using human rights in their work. This study looks at how this has been done in other countries, its impact on affected communities, debate, policy and government programmes, and its relevance for the UK.