UK and the UN
The Joint Committee on Human Rights Committee (JCHR) has published its second report on the detention of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The Committee found that human rights of many of those with a learning disability and/or autism are being breached in mental health hospitals.
UNA-UK have published their manifesto for the 2019 General Election.This called on the UK to make an enhanced commitment to UN peacekeeping, become a friend to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and a world leader on human rights funding.
The UK’s Children Act 1989 was a major reform of children law which required everyone – parents, children (when of ‘understanding’), judges, social workers, health professionals and lawyers – to learn a new set of legal concepts and attitudes. It’s been 30 years since it’s been in force in the UK.
The UK’s Post-Brexit Relationship with the EU
The EU has said it did not amend Theresa May’s Brexit deal for Boris Johnson and only ‘clarified’ it. The Independent has more. Meanwhile Boris Johnson has said that single market access after Brexit is a ‘great deal’ for Northern Ireland.
UCL Constitution Unit
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 28 November 2019
Location: Council Room
29-30 Tavistock Square