Algorithms, apps & artificial intelligence 2: Can data protection laws be used to challenge discriminatory tech? – Cloisters

‘This is the second article from Cloisters’ Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters examining discriminatory technology.’

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Cloisters, 5th July 2018

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Judge calls for investigation into colleagues over race discrimination case – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2018 in judges, judiciary, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘A judge is calling for an investigation into colleagues who tried to suspend him over remarks he made about racism and the judiciary after receiving a formal apology over the matter.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2018

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Allocations and Equality Act – Nearly Legal

Posted August 6th, 2018 in equality, housing, local government, news, race discrimination, refugees by sally

‘R(Gullu) v LB Hillingdon [2018] EWHC 1937 (Admin)

This was another challenge to LB Hillingdon’s policy of requiring 10 years residence in borough for admission to the housing register. It follows after TW, SW, and EM, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough Of Hillingdon (2018) EWHC 1791 (our note here) which found that Hillingdon’s policy unjustifiably discriminated against Travellers. But with a very different outcome.’

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Nearly Legal, 5th August 2018

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Council defeats challenge to prioritisation of residents with 10 years in borough – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 30th, 2018 in housing, local government, news, race discrimination, refugees by sally

‘A London borough has successfully defended a High Court challenge to the prioritisation under its housing allocation scheme of those people who have been resident in the borough for 10 years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th July 2018

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Outlawing caste discrimination – the Government says “No” – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 24th, 2018 in employment tribunals, human rights, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘In 2013, s.9(5)(a) of the Equality Act 2010 was amended to impose a duty to introduce specific legal protection to make caste an aspect of race for the purposes of the Act: it currently reads. “[A Minister of the Crown] must by order amend this section so as to provide for caste to be an aspect of race”. The Government contended, however, that the subsequent Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment in Chandhok & Anor v Tirkey [2014] UKEAT 0190/14/1912 “established that many of the facts relevant in considering caste in many of its forms might be equally capable of being considered as part of a person’s ethnic origins, which is already part of the existing race provisions within the Act”.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th July 2018

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“Significant increase” in barristers reporting bullying, harassment and discrimination – Legal Futures

‘A third of women barristers, those from a black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) background and disabled barristers have experienced harassment, bullying or discrimination in recent years, new Bar Council research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 25th June 2018

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Black lawyer accuses Northern Ireland immigration of racial profiling – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2018 in equality, immigration, news, Northern Ireland, race discrimination by sally

‘The Equality Commission is investigating allegations of racial profiling by Northern Ireland immigration officials, brought by a black British lawyer on the eve of a key Brexit vote on border checks in the region.’

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The Guardian, 11th June 2018

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Government faces high court challenge over ‘right to rent’ scheme – The Guardian

‘The government faces a possible challenge to its “hostile environment” policy after a campaign group won the right to launch a high court case against the Home Office’s scheme obliging landlords to check the immigration of would-be tenants.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2018

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Legal challenge says ‘right to rent’ rules discriminate against non-UK nationals – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2018 in immigration, landlord & tenant, news, race discrimination by sally

‘Plans to force landlords across Britain to check the immigration status of potential tenants will be challenged in court this week after claims that they are causing serious discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2018

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Rise in proportion of BAME suspects on Met’s gangs matrix – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in gangs, London, news, police, race discrimination, young persons by sally

‘The proportion of suspects on the Metropolitan police’s gangs matrix from minority ethnic groups has increased to nearly nine in 10, according to the force’s own figures.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2018

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Metropolitan Police’s ‘racially discriminatory’ gangs database failing to tackle violence, report finds – The Independent

‘Scotland Yard is listing thousands of children and young men on a “racially discriminatory” database that is failing to tackle rising violence in London, a new report has found.’

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The Independent, 9th May 2018

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Voter identity checks may discriminate against ethnic minority communities, watchdog says – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in elections, identity fraud, minorities, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘Plans to force voters to show photo identification at polling stations may discriminate against people from ethnic minority communities, the equality watchdog has reportedly warned. The new rules – being trialled to prevent voter fraud – would also hit the young and old, those with disabilities and transgender people, the Equality and Human Rights Commission claims in a leaked letter to Cabinet Office minister David Lidington.’

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The Independent, 22nd April 2018

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Home Office agencies at heart of Windrush scandal rife with discrimination and harassment, employees say – The Independent

‘The government immigration agencies at the centre of the Windrush scandal are “rife” with discrimination and harassment, a survey of their own employees reveals.
Official documents show staff at Border Force reporting high levels of discrimination, with almost one in four (23 per cent) saying they had experienced it.’

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The Independent, 23rd April 2018

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Home Office accused of turning ‘blind eye to discrimination’ in housing immigration crackdown – The Independent

Posted April 9th, 2018 in housing, news, race discrimination by tracey

‘The Home Office has been accused of turning a “blind eye to discrimination” after rejecting its own inspector’s call to investigate a “racist” scheme targeting private housing tenants.’

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The Independent, 8th April 2018

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GMC to investigate racism as black doctors face greater number of complaints – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 29th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, race discrimination, racism by tracey

‘Health chiefs will investigate whether black and other ethnic minority (BME) doctors are the victims of racism after revealing they are more likely to be hauled before disciplinary tribunals than white colleagues. The General Medical Council (GMC) said there has been a persistent “overrepresentation” of complaints against ethnic minority doctors in recent years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2018

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Hate crime linked to schools in England and Wales soars – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2018 in education, hate crime, news, race discrimination, racism, statistics, transsexuals by sally

‘Hundreds of hate crimes have been committed at or near schools and colleges in the last two years, most rooted in race and ethnicity, figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2018

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‘They took my life. I’m grieving for a child who is still alive’ – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2018 in adoption, children, gipsies, news, race discrimination, social services by tracey

‘New figures show a huge rise in Romany and Traveller families having their children taken away. It’s being blamed on institutional prejudice.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2018

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Man called ‘fat ginger pikey’ by boss loses race discrimination claim – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2018 in harassment, news, obesity, race discrimination by tracey

‘A salesman who was called “a fat ginger pikey”, a “salad dodger” and a “fat Yoda” has lost his claim for racial harassment.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2018

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Three judges sue Ministry of Justice for race discrimination – The Guardian

‘Three judges from black and Asian backgrounds are suing the Ministry of Justice for race discrimination and victimisation, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2017

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Exclusive: “The impact has been devastating but I have to stand up to discrimination,” says barrister suing BSB – Legal Futures

‘The barrister who won the first stage of her battle with the Bar Standards Board (BSB) at the Supreme Court last week said the impact of almost five years of litigation had been “completely devastating” for her law firm.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2017

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