Human Rights News

Rob’s FAQs on Discrimination Legislation

March 11th, 2020|Tags: , |

Have you got a question on the proposals for a new Discrimination Ordinance? you can view them here Maybe its a general Question about What are Human Rights? Why do we need discrimination legislation?  Why don't we follow [...]

Human Rights Day 10 December

December 9th, 2019|

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as [...]

Myth Busting videos

October 2nd, 2019|

Drs Buckley and Quinlivan, University of Gallway, share their research and considerable experience re a number of Myths around the Discrimination Legislation proposals Thank you to volunteer Michael for the assistance to transcript the videos for us. You can read [...]

Mike Read – Health sector rep

September 24th, 2019|

We welcome Mike Read as a co-optee to the GDA executive committee as the Health sector representative. Mike strengthens the Social Policy team, which includes Catherine Hall as Education representative, Arrun Wilkie, Rob Harnish and Rob Platts. Married, father of [...]

ESS Discrimination Legislation consultation

July 8th, 2019|

On the 9th July the Committee for Employment and Social Security (ESS) launch a 12 week public consultation on its draft proposals for new discrimination legislation. Their website with the documentation goes live on the 9th July www.gov.gg/discriminationconsultation The GDA [...]

Legislation articles

June 19th, 2019|

On the 5th June 2019 Stretch Kontelj wrote an article for the Guernsey Press entitled 'Law or Liberty'. In todays press, 19th June, the GDA founder and equality adviser Rob Platts replies to the article with 'Here's why we need [...]

Disability and Inclusion Strategy update by Rob Harnish

May 21st, 2019|

While there is still a red flag hanging over the whole Disability and Inclusion Strategy, it is perhaps better to see it as a call to action rather than a source of frustration.  Certainly, the Committee for Employment and Social Security [...]

Equality and Rights Organisation (ERO) update by Rob Platts

May 21st, 2019|Tags: |

The GDA continues to represent our members (key stake holders) in the Disability and Inclusion Strategy Project Board’s work to develop the business plan needed to establish the ERO. An ERO is a statutory body designed to help foster [...]