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Weekly Human Rights News: 24-11-23

This week’s human rights news includes a Human Rights Act event and an update on a trade union case.

Our CEO spoke at Human Rights Consortium Scotland’s event

On Monday 20th November, Human Rights Consortium Scotland hosted an online event, Reflections on Implementation of the Human Rights Act. Our Head of Policy & Programmes, Carlyn, joined the panel along with Oliver Wyatt of Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, which has commissioned training from BIHR. They discussed, in particular, the impact on public bodies who have legal duties under the Human Rights Act.

News from Elsewhere

The UK Government shared the Autumn Statement 2023

The Autumn Statement is an annual announcement where the UK Government updates Parliament on the economy and decisions it has made about tax and spending money. On Wednesday 22nd November, the UK Government shared the Autumn Statement 2023. You can find a summary of the statement on Money Saving Expert.

The Supreme Court said Deliveroo riders are not workers

In April 2023, the Supreme Court heard an appeal against a decision that Deliveroo riders in Camden are not classified as workers. Workers have a right to join a trade union, but Deliveroo refused to meet with the union representing the riders, which they said was a breach of their Article 11 right to assembly and association. On Tuesday 21st November, the Supreme Court released its judgment which dismissed the riders’ appeal, confirming that they are not workers and so could not rely on trade union rights under Article 11.

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