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‘They still shall not pass!’

Two weeks ago, saw the anniversary of one of the defining moments of anti-fascist history. Let us go back to the 4th October 1936, to understand how this event influenced and continues to play a pivotal role in the work … Continue reading

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Can you Poet: Identity

This Blog post is based on a talk given at the University of Northampton on 25th September 2019. Dr Melanie Crofts Senior Lecturer in Law, De Montfort University and Chair, Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council Firstly, I’d like to thank … Continue reading

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Review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations in Wellingborough

NREC received this email today: This email is sent to inform you as a representative of a charitable organisation or recognised third party who work on behalf of those with protected characteristics, disabilities and minority groups, that the council’s review … Continue reading

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Wellingborough Equality Action – First meeting being held

The first meeting of a new equality and human rights group, operating under the auspices of NREC, will be meeting for the first time on Wednesday September 18th at 7.00pm. It will take place at Azuka House, Elsden Road, Wellingborough. … Continue reading

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Reflecting on diversity and inclusion in Higher Education

My own interest in equalities has been developing for a number of years, more explicitly in the past few, as I’ve been leading on a research project exploring diversity and equality issues in higher education. In the early days of … Continue reading

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What is an “illegal immigrant”?

There is a great deal of confusion about what is and is not an “illegal immigrant”, in the current context of those crossing the Channel by boat, and recent statements by Johnson et al. It is not “illegal” to try … Continue reading

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Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the Equality and Human Rights Legal aid for victims of discrimination

On 19 June 2019 the Equality and Human Rights Commission published a report into access to legal aid for discrimination cases. Their support echoes what many legal organisations have been stating for years: that people are facing “unnecessary barriers of … Continue reading

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