The EHRC publishes it’s 2020-2021 Annual Report

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”

CEO Speech at St Helena’s Day: Memorial Ceremony for the Formerly Enslaved

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)”

St Helena – Altogether Fairer?

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?”

Open Letter Regarding Political Governance Review

PWSD Yard, the Castle, Jamestown, St Helena Tel: 22133 Email: catherine@humanrightssthelena.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”

St Helena – Altogether Fairer?

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?”

EHRC Review and Recommendations of the New Immigration Policy

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”