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16 November 2017

How to use the law for social change

Shauneen Lambe, Just for Kids Law
Law and human rights based approaches are important tools for the voluntary sector; and there is already some research about how the voluntary sector can use it well.
Strengthening Civil Society
20 September 2017

Beyond hunger and the food bank: a new right to food

Kath Dalmeny & Koldo Casla
Hunger is not a thing of the past in the UK. Members of a new alliance explain what a right to food would mean for consumers and producers, and why now is the time to take it seriously.
Strengthening Civil Society
20 September 2017

The socio-economic duty: a human rights remedy against austerity and inequality

Koldo Casla, Just Fair
Why Just Fair is leading the #1forEquality campaign urging the UK government to adopt the socio-economic duty.
Strengthening Civil Society
11 July 2017

The time is right, the time is now: human rights and housing

Dessie Donnelly
Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) and its partners are supporting social housing tenants in Scotland and Ireland to use human rights approaches to address their housing problems.
Strengthening Civil Society
10 April 2017

Is it time to stop talking about independence?

Caroline Slocock, Civil Exchange
Caroline sums up the findings of the 6th annual health check on the independence of the voluntary sector - A Shared Society?
Strengthening Civil Society
18 January 2017

Children’s rights in Scotland: using the law to advance policy

Janet Cormack, Clan Childlaw
Janet explains the purpose of the Children’s Rights Strategic Litigation Group which connects lawyers and voluntary sector organisations with an interest in children's rights.
Strengthening Civil Society
17 March 2016

Independence in Question: the voluntary sector in 2016

Caroline Slocock, Civil Exchange
The independence of the voluntary sector has hit a five year low according to Civil Exchange’s new report, Independence in Question.
Strengthening Civil Society
29 February 2016

Law in action – victory for survivors of domestic violence

Sarah Cooke OBE
The recent Court of Appeal ruling on access to legal aid for domestic violence survivors is crucial in enabling people to escape from abusive relationships.
Strengthening Civil Society
8 February 2016

The state and voluntary sector independence – who Rremembers the Commission for the Compact?

David Cutler
Restrictions announced by Theresa May on the lobbying of Parliament by the voluntary sector are a world away from the promise of the Compact.
Strengthening Civil Society