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  • Caste in Great Britain – Consultation closed

    A public consultation on Caste in Great Britain and equality law ended on 18 September 2017. Announced on 28 March 2017 with an initial deadline of 18 July it was extended due to campaigning by pro-legislation activists, including DSN-UK, due to the general election and resulting parliamentary purdah...
  • Rodney Bickerstaffe – Our tribute to a true legend and wonderful man

    It is with a heavy heart that I write this. The world is a sadder place with the passing of the great Rodney Bickerstaffe. To most people he was a giant of the trade unions movement, without whom there would be no Minimum Wage. Without him, workers' rights would not have been front and centre in this...
  • The UK’s Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations fails to address caste-based discrimination

    GENEVA: 21 September 2017 - the Human Rights Council adopted the outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Kingdom. The review took place on 4 May 2017, when the UK received 227 recommendations. Member states raised concerns about the proposed Bill of Rights, remaining with the European...
  • CALL TO ACTION: complete the caste consultation (deadline extended)

    The Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law consultation deadline has been extended until 18 September 2017. This was as a result of a specific request from DSN-UK and the consortium of organisations and leading academics that have come together to produce guidelines and FAQs – all to be found on our...
  • CALL TO ACTION – Complete UK Caste Consultation Questionnaire

    Help us outlaw caste-based discrimination in the UK - complete the public Consultation on Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law before 18 July 2017! Several organisations and renowned academics have come together and created a website www.casteintheuk.org providing guidance on the questionnaire and...