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  • PAVA spray - a letter to Lucy Frazer MP and her response
    THE LACK OF SAFEGUARDS AGAINST DISPROPORTIONATE USE OF PAVA As members of EQUAL, a National Independent Advisory Group (NIAG) that works collaboratively to address the poorer outcomes experienced by BAME and Muslim people in the criminal justice system, we write to express our increasing concern at the lack of safeguards against discrimination as the prison service expands the availability of PAVA spray.
  • EQUAL's Head of Policy gives evidence to the Justice Committee

    Last week Shadae Cazeau, EQUAL's Head of Policy, gave evidence to the Commons Justice Committee. It was their third session on youth justice and was on children and young people...

  • Systemic Racism in the UK legal system

    An interview with Shadae Cazeau, Head of Policy at EQUA, giving an insight into how systemic racism operates in the UK legal system and the actions both individuals and the government can...

  • Call for evidence: EQUAL’s response to the increase in police power through the Coronavirus Act 2020
    As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak the UK government introduced the Coronavirus Act 2020 which allows police officer’s to stop and question members of the public beyond the powers available under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, move crowds from public spaces, award fines and detain those whom they believe have Coronavirus and have failed to isolate themselves.
  • EQUAL Quarterly Bulletin 1
    EQUAL’s response to the ‘Tackling Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: 2020 update’ Last month the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) published ‘Tackling Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: 2020 Update’. This update also sets out the work that has taken place since the Lammy Review recommendations published in 2017.