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Title: Refugees, migrants and the equality agenda – EDF research and event
Post by: kevinkelleher on May 24 2011, 05:59 am
‘Who’s Still Missing? Refugees, migrants and the equality agenda’ by Dr Phil McCarvill was published by the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) in May 2011.

Coinciding with the introduction of the new public sector Equality Duty, EDF commissioned research to explore what lessons can be learnt from the implementation of the previous Race Equality Duty and to consider how public authorities can most effectively use the new Duty to incorporate refugee and migrant communities into their core work.

The report of the research was launched at a conference on 17 May 2011 attended by: representatives of local authorities as well as equality, human rights, refugee and migrant NGOs.

The conference was chaired by Sarah Spencer CBE, chair of the Equality and Diversity Forum. Dr McCarvill presented the findings of the research before responses from panellists including:

    Donna Covey, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council
    Don Flynn, Director of the Migrants’ Rights Network
    Olvia Fellas, Head of Equalities, Refugee and Migrant Services at Islington Council
    Rose Doran, Community Cohesion Advisor, Equalities and Cohesion team, Local Government Improvement and Development

Following a plenary discussion, Angela Mason, Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission and Councillor, London Borough of Camden gave closing remarks and suggestions for next steps in addressing refugee and migrant disadvantage.

Click here for report (pdf)

Click here for presentation by Dr McCarvill (Powerpoint)

Click here for link to ‘The Relationship between Immigration Status and Rights in the UK: Exploring the Rationale’ by Sarah Spencer and Jason Pobjoy (COMPAS working paper 11-86)

Click here for Don Flynn’s blog about the research

Please contact EDF at if you would like us to send you a printed copy of the report

Title: Asylum improvement project - report on progress
Post by: kevinkelleher on May 27 2011, 08:48 am
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