A damning parliamentary report on racism calls on the government to urgently take action

A damning parliamentary report on racism calls on the government to “urgently take action to protect the human rights of Black people, including within healthcare, criminal justice, nationality and immigration and democracy.”

Whilst the issues of racial inequality have been the subject of repeated reviews, the lack of progress in implementing the findings of those reviews has become a source of intense frustration and concern. Where actions have been taken, they have often been superficial and not had lasting effect. Our aim for this inquiry emphatically was not to embark on a new round of fact-finding in areas where the facts are already well established and considered recommendations have been made. Instead we call for action to implement these recommendations and look to how best to overcome the seeming inability for Government to act. To that end, we call on the Government to set out a comprehensive cross Government race equality strategy. This must have at its heart improved data collection on racial inequality. Our report focuses on four issues where inequality in the protection of human rights is of particular concern: (i) health, (ii) criminal justice, (iii) nationality and immigration and (iv) democracy.

Joint Committee on Human Rights

Read the full report: Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Black people, racism and human rights

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