Category: Ethnicity and Race

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Government white paper: Help Shape Our Future

The UK Statistics Authority published their recommendations on the content and conduct of the 2021 Census for England and Wales, as set out in the December 2018 white paper (pdf).

This includes the proposal that, for the first time, the census will be predominantly online.

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism

Overall, nine in 10 (89 %) respondents in the 2018 survey feel that antisemitism increased in their country in the five years before the survey. This is according to the December 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

This report outlines the main findings of their second survey on Jewish people’s experiences with hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the European Union.

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Parity and clarity: The case for reforming hate crime law

Katharine Knox, our Head of Research and Policy Impact, reports on our recent seminar on legal reform of hate crime.

In EDF’s recent seminar on hate crime, participants identified a particular need for two things in hate crime law: parity and clarity. With a 17% increase in reported hate crime last year, and given the Law Commission’s review into hate crime law starting in 2019, we gathered experts together to consider the priorities for legal reform.

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National Audit Office report: Handling of the Windrush situation

The National Audit Office have published a December 2018 report (pdf) to examine the handling of the Windrush situation. 

This report seeks to increase transparency about what happened, establish whether problems with the Department’s information management and management of immigration casework may have contributed to the situation.

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Being Black in the EU

‘In the 21st century, there is no excuse for racial discrimination. Yet black people in the EU today are still victims of widespread and unacceptable levels of discrimination and harassment simply because of their skin colour’. 

This is according to the November 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), which examines the experiences of nearly 6,000 black people in 12 European Union Member States.

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Civil Society Futures: The Story of Our Times

The Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society (Civil Society Futures)  have launched their final report in November 2018 (pdf).  Chaired by Julia Unwin, the inquiry seeks to give the sector the tools it needs to address and find solutions to challenges facing society. 

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