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Towards universal ratification of the UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: the case of Myanmar.

By Dr Annapurna Waughray, Reader in Human Rights Law, Manchester Law School   In April 2017 I visited Myanmar (formerly Burma) with Dr David Keane of Middlesex University to meet non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and activists in Yangon to discuss the … Continue reading

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A bitter victory for Theresa May, a glorious defeat for Jeremy Corbyn

Back in April when the General Election was called, my contribution to the discussion was that it proved that everything we thought we knew was wrong. Today, many commentators, campaigners and pollsters are even more wrong. I broke it down … Continue reading

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Creating the skilled, stable workforce needed to deliver high quality social care

By Professor Carol Atkinson We read, seemingly daily, of the demands placed by an ageing population on the domiciliary care services that support older people in sustaining effective lives in their own homes and, sadly, of the widespread failures in … Continue reading

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First challenge for the new Metro Mayors – serious business

What was it Tony Blair said on that May morning 20 years ago? A new dawn has broken, has it not? Andy Burnham’s convincing victory as Greater Manchester Mayor may prove to be a pivotal moment in our politics in … Continue reading

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Policy Brief: Reforming Prison Drug Policy

Read the MetroPolis policy brief, ‘Reforming Prison Drug Policy’ by Rob Ralphs, Rebecca Askew and VolteFace, here: Reforming Prison Drug Policy Brief VolteFace, in collaboration with Uservoice, Rob Ralphs and Rebecca Askew, are hosting their latest event: High Stakes: Prison … Continue reading

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Report: The Economic Inefficiency of Student Fees and Loans

  MetroPolis team member, Professor Kevin Albertson has authored the report ‘The Economic Inefficiency of Student Fees and Loans‘. In this report, published by the Intergenerational Foundation, Kevin argues that the benefits of a young person getting a higher education … Continue reading

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Prime Minister calls a General Election and everything we thought we knew is now up in the air

  By Michael Taylor At a meeting with senior advisors to Prime Minister Theresa May recently we were assured that this was a leader that made careful decisions in the national interest. She doesn’t react to events with an eye … Continue reading

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A Communication Lacking in Engagement

By Sam Illingworth Last week the Science and Technology Committee (STC) published their report on Science communication and engagement, which came after a prolonged Science communication inquiry. This inquiry considered many written pieces of evidence from experts, either in written … Continue reading

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The diary of a bargaining chip

  By Eva Duda-Mikulin Today, we witness a historical moment, the triggering of Article 50. As an EU national living in the UK who also does research on women migrants in the UK, this is a particularly important day as … Continue reading

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Why do disabled people fear Brexit?

  By Katherine Runswick-Cole Why did over 50 Peers, MPs, academics and activists, including me, write to The Times newspaper on the 6thJune, 2016 to explain why Brexit would pose huge risks to disabled people now and in the future? … Continue reading

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