Human Rights Act Consultation

Human Rights Act Consultation By Kurt Mills, Convenor, Glasgow Human Rights Network The government in Westminster announced in May 2015 that it intended to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. No specific government proposals have been published yet, although the Conservative Party did publish an initial document on ‘Protecting Human…

Syria and the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis: A Failure of International Responsibilities

By Dr Kurt Mills, Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights, Convenor of the Glasgow Human Rights Network The crisis of humanity we see in the Mediterranean and Europe is part of a much larger complex of issues related to how the international community deals with war, atrocities and humanitarian crises. The situation where hundreds of…

Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN)

Policy Scotland is pleased to be working alongside the Glasgow Human Rights Network, working together to disseminate research and facilitate discussions. The Glasgow Human Rights Network is a network of scholars and practitioners throughout Scotland who study and work to protect human rights in Scotland and beyond. The network facilitates research, teaching and knowledge exchange…

Free Event: Benefit Sanctions, retrospect & prospects

Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow This seminar will present a critical analysis of the UK system of benefit ‘sanctions’. These are financial penalties imposed by officials on claimants of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and lone parent benefits for alleged ‘failures’ in retaining, looking for or preparing for employment. They currently…