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Face recognition technology at Notting Hill Carnival – another example of over-policing of black communities that will not make society safer.

Elena Papamichael

Posted by Elena Papamichael | Trainee
On 30th August 2017

Notting Hill Carnival is the second largest in the world and celebrates Caribbean culture, and it is one of the safest festivals in the world. Yet, every year, the apparently numerous arrests made at Carnival is widely reported and used as justification to threaten the existence of Carnival itself and to employ police tactics that are unfair and discriminatory.

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The 2017 UK General Election – what does it mean for access to justice and human rights?

Posted on 2nd June 2017

Faced with growing political instability and uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap General Election could not have come at a more crucial time in our history.
Whilst the public spotlight is very much focused on the implications of Brexit, it is essential to ensure that key issues such as access to justice and the protection of fundamental human rights are properly addressed and prioritised. The recent publication of party manifestos provides a good opportunity to explore how the three main political parties plan to tackle these issues.

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Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for national oversight body to prevent prison deaths

Clair Hilder

Posted by Clair Hilder | Senior Associate
On 3rd May 2017

Following a call by Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights for a national oversight mechanism to ensure that lessons are learned from deaths in prisons, Clair Hilder reflects on the growing number of cases that demonstrate the failure of our current system to protect vulnerable prisoners.

Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (the JCHR) is currently carrying out an inquiry into mental health and deaths in prison, looking at three broad themes…

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