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Friday 24 March saw the launch of Iriss Insight 35 - Gypsy Travellers: Human rights and social work's role - at an event to start conversations to bring about lasting change. The event was a partnership of members of the Gypsy Traveller community, Iriss and Scottish Association of Social Work…
Prime Minister Theresa May said she is "looking at" the treatment of black people by mental health services amid claims of "institutional racism". Labour MP Steve Reed (pictured) said young black men using mental health services were more likely to be subject to detention and "severe" physical restraint, as he…
Record levels of hate crime were reported by three-quarters of police forces in England and Wales in the aftermath of last year's EU referendum, new analysis has shown. In some areas the number of incidents jumped by more than 50%. A human rights organisation has said the country should prepare…
People in Northern Ireland have less protection against racial discrimination than other parts of the UK, European experts say. Employers and public bodies are only allowed to take a limited range of special measures to combat disadvantage, according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The expert body…
A new report for the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research (SCCJR) has found that levels of hate crime in Scotland are higher than official figures suggest, and called for more research to provide a clearer picture of the problem. SCCJR PhD student Maureen McBride has produced a Review…
Almost eight hate crimes or incidents are reported to police in Northern Ireland every day, a report said. The number of racist cases reduced slightly to 1,133 in the 12 months to June but remained one of the highest tallies since records began in 2004, according to Police Service of…
Ethnic minorities in Scotland are more likely to experience overcrowding, poverty and unemployment, according to a new report. Research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) shows that in 2013, ethnic minority households were four times more likely than their white neighbours to live in overcrowded properties. People from…
Black and ethnic minority people still face entrenched race inequality in the UK and efforts to address the problem have been "piecemeal and stuttering", a watchdog has warned. A review examining areas including education, employment, housing, pay, health and criminal justice painted an "alarming picture", according to the Equality and…
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