Executive Summary ❖ Housing is a human right. The right to adequate housing was recognised as part of the right to an adequate standard of living in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It was later included across many other international humanContinue reading “A Commentary on Housing and Human Rights on St Helena”
The EHRC is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under the Commission for Equality &Human Rights Ordinance 2015. It reports to Elected Members through the Social & Community Development Committee and liaises with the Civil Service through the Chief Secretary. In terms of SHG’s 10 year plan, the EHRC plays a pivotal role in assistingContinue reading “The EHRC publishes it’s 2020-2021 Annual Report”
The right to Self-determination exercised every time we vote. This year there will be a General Election and we will be asked to vote for the 12 people who will make decisions on our behalf for the next four years. The choices we make will affect many things such as housing, education, employment and healthcare.Continue reading “Your Vote is Your Voice!”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission would like to invite you all to participate in a desk-top study of identifying and defining our island’s Cultural Heritage. We hope that by gaining access to existing information, we will be able to produce a Register of Cultural Heritage (tangible and intangible). This list will act as aContinue reading “EHRC’s Cultural Rights and Heritage Survey”
On St Helena’s Day on the 21st May 2021 a ceremony was held in remembrance of both the enslaved and “liberated” Africans on the island of St Helena. The ceremony took place at the old Pipe Store at the back of the island’s prison, were the human remains of the formerly enslaved had been housedContinue reading “CEO Speech at St Helena’s Day: Memorial Ceremony for the Formerly Enslaved”
St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) becomes the first British Overseas Territories (BOT) to become a member of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI)
The Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions is a member-led network of human rights institutions, ombudsmen, and public defenders who protect, promote and advance human rights in their respective countries. Through shared expertise and collaboration they are working to ensure a Commonwealth in which the rights of all our 2.4 billion citizens are respected,Continue reading “St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) becomes the first British Overseas Territories (BOT) to become a member of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI)”
A Study into Racism/Xenophobia on St Helena one by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. 3 more weeks to have your say! Have you ever felt you have been treated unfairly because you are a Saint or because you are not a Saint? Do you think there is unfairness/racism or xenophobia on the island? TheContinue reading “St Helena – Altogether Fairer?”
PWSD Yard, the Castle, Jamestown, St Helena Tel: 22133 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 9th March 2021 Dear Councillor From the beginning the Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has welcomed the review of the governance of St Helena and has understood the drivers for change. In particular, the EHRC is keen to see a more open, transparentContinue reading “Open Letter Regarding Political Governance Review”
In the last 5 years the Equality and Human Rights Commission has received complaints from individuals of unfair treatment and racism from both Saints and non-Saints. However, in recent weeks the word Xenophobia has been used to describe some press articles and broadcasts and some social media posts. The EHRC therefore proposes to research theContinue reading “St Helena – Altogether Fairer?”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has reviewed this legislation and have submitted their views as part of the consultation process. The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes and supports the stated aims of: Increased economic growth Filling job vacancies in jobs where there is a local skill shortage and in particular nurses, doctors, teachersContinue reading “EHRC Review and Recommendations of the New Immigration Policy”
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