REMEMBERING THE BRISTOL BUS BOYCOTT

Conference notes that it has been over 50 years since the Bristol bus boycott in 1963. Paul Stephenson was the spokesman for the group who wished to highlight the colour bar for Black workers to be employed as conductors and drivers on Bristol buses. This boycott was credited in leading to the Race Relations Act […]

JOINT ENTERPRISE LAW: NOT GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION

The legal doctrine of “joint enterprise” or “common design” imposes criminal liability on all the participants in a criminal activity for all the consequences of that activity. This doctrine has formed part of the UK criminal law for over 300 years but was rarely used until the start of the 21st century. In the last […]

SUPPORTING BLACK OFFICERS TO ACHIEVE PROMOTION

It is an accepted fact that the makeup of a government institution should be reflective of the local demography of the area in which it is located. For many years this has been an aspiration. Recently, most have made tremendous strides to address this situation. Unfortunately what this has resulted in is a skewed workforce. […]

MOTION ON EQUALITY FACILITY TIME FOR BLACK MEMBERS

At the Discrimination Law Conference in January 2014 Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC said that “if a new government enacts only one new piece of equality legislation it should be to require equality representatives at workplaces” – such reps would require a legal right to time off to “be involved in drawing up and enforcing […]