Black candidates least likely to find a pupillage, research finds – Legal Futures

Posted October 5th, 2021 in minorities, news, pupillage, reports, statistics by sally

‘Candidates from Black backgrounds are much less likely than other candidates to secure a pupillage, a report from the Bar Council has found.’

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Legal Futures, 5th October 2021

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UK drug laws used as tool of systemic racism, says ex-No 10 adviser – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in drug offences, minorities, news, racism by sally

‘Britain’s drug laws are racist and cause “high levels of mental health harm” among black people, a former No 10 race adviser has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2021

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Government says discrimination against black people and Travellers ‘objectively justified’ with new laws – The Independent

‘Discrimination against black people and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in a controversial suite of new laws is “objectively justified”, the government has claimed.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2021

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Black people more likely to be Tasered for longer, police watchdog finds – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2021 in minorities, news, police, reports, statistics, weapons by sally

‘Police deploy Taser stun guns too often, with black people more likely to face prolonged use lasting over five seconds, an official report has found.’

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The Guardian, 25th August 2021

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Black lawyers most likely to say racial injustice has held back careers – Legal Futures

Posted August 10th, 2021 in legal profession, minorities, news, race discrimination, statistics by sally

‘Black lawyers are much more likely than Asian colleagues to say that racial injustice has held them back in their careers, a survey has found.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2021

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Black barrister to lead independent police oversight board – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in criminal justice, minorities, news, police, race discrimination by sally

‘Police chiefs hoping to pull themselves out of a race crisis have appointed a new tsar who has previously said black people fear calling on officers for help.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2021

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Why The Government Needs To Halt The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – Each Other

Posted June 8th, 2021 in bills, criminal justice, minorities, news, stop and search, young offenders by sally

‘Even if you are not a keen follower of new government legislation, chances are you have already heard of The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.’

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Each Other, 7th June 2021

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UK supreme court to take on paid interns from underrepresented groups – The Guardian

‘The supreme court has announced its first paid internships for aspiring lawyers from underrepresented communities as it seeks to increase diversity in the judiciary. The initiative by the UK’s highest court, in collaboration with the charity Bridging the Bar, comes as the supreme court, judiciary and legal profession more widely face scrutiny over accessibility.’

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The Guardian, 27th May 2021

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Watchdog Gives UK Government Mixed Scorecard on Human Rights – Each Other

‘The latest report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission holds Westminster and Welsh Assembly accountable for a lack of progress concerning human rights.’

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Each Other, 24th May 2021

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Bar Council backs Charter for Black Talent – The Bar Council

Posted May 4th, 2021 in barristers, diversity, equality, minorities, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council, the barristers profession’s representative body, has today become the latest organisation to give its backing to the Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professions, an initiative aimed at increasing the number of talented Black professionals in senior positions in the financial and professional services sectors in the UK.’

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The Bar Council, 30th April 2021

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Watchdog to examine how Met police handled Richard Okorogheye’s disappearance – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2021 in complaints, minorities, missing persons, news, police, race discrimination by sally

‘The police watchdog is investigating complaints by Richard Okorogheye’s mother and considering whether race played a role in the way the Metropolitan police handled reports of her son’s disappearance.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2021

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George Floyd case reignites calls to tackle racial injustice in UK policing – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2021 in minorities, news, police, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘The conviction of a US police officer for murdering George Floyd has reignited calls to tackle racial injustice in British law enforcement, with campaigners calling for an end to a “culture of impunity”.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2021

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Bodies credited in UK race review distance themselves from findings – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2021 in minorities, news, race discrimination, racism, reports by sally

‘At least 20 organisations and individuals who were listed as stakeholders in the government’s race disparity commission have distanced themselves from the report and its findings.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2021

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Five-year-old takes Home Office to high court over benefits ban – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2021 in benefits, children, minorities, news, race discrimination by sally

‘A five-year-old black British child has taken the Home Office to the high court arguing that officials are racially discriminating against families such as his own by denying access to the welfare safety net.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Human rights commission asked to examine racism in English cricket – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2021 in minorities, news, race discrimination, racism, sport by sally

‘The Equality and Human Rights Commission will be asked to conduct an investigation into racism in English cricket following a number of disturbing revelations from black and Asian players and umpires about their experiences in the game, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2021

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Warning over photo ID law change for UK-wide and English elections – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2021 in bills, elections, equality, identification, minorities, news by tracey

‘Changing the law to force people to show photo ID to take part in UK elections will be catastrophic for ethnic minority communities, increasing barriers to access and in effect disenfranchising them, equality and democracy campaigners have warned.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2021

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Lawyers to argue for mother and baby’s right to Healthy Start in UK – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2021 in benefits, children, food, health, immigration, judicial review, minorities, news by sally

‘An 11-month-old baby and her mother are bringing a case in the high court to try to secure the baby’s right to free vitamins, formula milk and nutritious food.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2021

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17 Human Rights Groups Are Boycotting The Government’s Prevent Review – Here’s All The Context – Each Other

Posted February 18th, 2021 in human rights, Islam, minorities, news, terrorism by sally

‘Leading human rights groups including Liberty, Amnesty International and the Runnymede Trust have announced a boycott into a pending review of the Government’s Prevent Strategy.’

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Each Other, 17th February 2021

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UK’s FGM safeguarding policies undermining welfare, study warns – The Guardian

‘Safeguarding policies introduced to protect women and girls against female genital mutilation (FGM) are instead eroding trust and alienating African diaspora communities, a study has found.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2021

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A thousand young, black men removed from Met gang violence prediction database – The Guardian

‘One thousand young, black men have been removed from an allegedly discriminatory gangs database used by police in London, after a review found they posed no or little risk of committing violence, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2021

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