On Monday 15 June 2009 the British Equality and Human Rights Commission launched the most comprehensive research to date into the first ten years of the Human Rights Act. The Human Rights Inquiry found that an overwhelming majority of British people support legislation protecting human rights and where a human rights approach is incorporated into public services both users and providers benefit.
For more information please visit the Commission's website.
The Commission also recently launched a report into the Staying On initiative. The report comes in response to the Education and Skills Act 2008 which will make it compulsory for teenagers to stay in education or training until at least their 17th birthday. The report asks young people to contribute their views on the barriers and inequalities they experience in staying on in education, and makes recommendations to help overcome these issues to ensure that the extra two years in education or training provide the best opportunities for all young people.
The report can be downloaded here.
Tanveer Parnez, BEMIS (Scotland, UK)