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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Nursing Narratives: Racism and the Pandemic is a collaborative project that will use documentary film and writing to amplify the experiences and perspectives of black and minority ethnic health workers.
A lawsuit was filed this week against a Fort Worth foster care organization and its employees, accusing them of failing to follow proper requirements in the care of a 3-year-old who died last year.
The role of the police in western society is beginning to be understood and challenged in ways that were inconceivable only a decade ago. The belief in ‘law and order’ and infallibility of the police is now seriously questioned.
In December 2020, the Government announced an independent review to examine the framework of the Human Rights Act 1998 (the “HRA”), how it is operating in practice and whether any change is required.
In a surprise to no one who was paying attention the British government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, has concluded that ‘concerns the UK is institutionally racist are not borne out by the evidence’.
The UK Government says that major reform of the Mental Health Act will empower individuals to have more control over their treatment and deliver on a key manifesto commitment.
Three more First Nations people have died in custody. It brings the total number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have died in state care over the past three decades to more than 440.