The Runnymede trust has just submitted a new report to the UN’s International Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Trust’s submission concludes that Britain has failed to meet its ICERD obligations, is ‘deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities’ and that ‘racism is systemic in England and impacts the enjoyment of rights of BME […]
Read DDU’s response to the recommendations on education in the CRED Report.
Does hate speech law need to be updated or clarified? How has the situation changed in universities in the two years since the Committee’s report on the issue? Does everyone have equal protection of their right to freedom of expression?
On December 18th, DDU submitted a collective response to the Law Commission’s call for responses to Hate Crime Laws.The proposals in our review have considered the tension which exists between competing interests in society, but in our opinion there needs to be a commitment, traditional in Britain’s political development, to maximum space for individuals to […]
In a personal submission to Oxford University’s Oriel Commission’s call for responses on the removal of Cecil Rhodes statue, Oxbridge graduate Alka Sehgal Cuthbert wrote the following: I realise that the decision to look into removing the statue of Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College arises from a genuine desire to make ethnic minority students feel […]