UN to examine UK Government on Gypsy and Traveller Rights

Today, the UN Committee for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights published their ‘List of Issues’, to which Friends, Families and Travellers and organisations working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities had previously submitted a joint report. Using the List of Issues, the UK Government will be examined on its compliance in upholding … Read more

Last updated May 7, 2020

FFT response to Channel 4’s ‘Dispatches: The Truth About Traveller Crime’

On the evening of Thursday 16th April 2020, Channel 4 chose to broadcast a show, ‘Dispatches: The Truth About Traveller Crime’. In response to the broadcast, Sarah Mann, Director of Friends, Families and Travellers said: “It is not an entire community that commits a crime, it is an individual. Yet, this show has put the whole of … Read more

Last updated Apr 17, 2020

Race equality coalition calls on the government to share plans for responding to racism post-Brexit

CORE a coalition of race equality organisations from across the UK met on 18 February to reflect on the state of racism in Britain today, and how we as a society are responding to it. With 29th of March deadline fast approaching, CORE is calling on the government to share its plan for responding to racism … Read more

Last updated Feb 21, 2019

UK government out-of-step with United Nation’s recommendations on human rights for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

Every four and a half years United Nations member states have their human rights records analysed as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. It was the UK Government’s turn in 2017. We submitted a report to the UN highlighting some of the issues Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities face in the UK and … Read more

Last updated Nov 7, 2017