New statistics have been published showing how many asylum claims the UK has received in the first half of 2016. The figures also show how many asylum seekers have been granted refugee protection and from which countries people have fled.
More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse, according to a new report published yesterday by the TUC and UNISON.
Caritas Social Action Network, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has commented on an important report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on deep-rooted racial inequality in the UK.
The UK government's refusal to answer questions about political interference in a decision not to bring charges over British complicity in renditions has been challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.
Beekeepers and market gardeners, university lecturers, teachers and men who left school aged twelve, doctors, printers and politicians, were conscientious objectors in World War I. Their courage – and the global plight of COs today – has inspired an art exhibition in London, set in a chamber resembling a WWI field tent made of bandages.
A robust parliamentary inquiry into the police use of Tasers is urgently needed, a leading body of rights-based agencies said yesterday (19 August 2016), following the death of Dalian Atkinson for which two West Mercia police officers are under criminal investigation.