Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes research ahead of evidence session on Monday on whether black people feel their human rights are protected

On Monday 7 September at 2.30pm the Joint Committee on Human Rights heard the evidence gathered by ClearView Research which points to a considerable concern from the black community about the enjoyment and protection of their human rights.

Equally protected human rights?

Over the last few months, the Committee has commissioned ClearView Research to conduct polling about black people’s experiences in the UK in relation to whether they feel their human rights are equally protected. The Committee have now published the results and will be hearing more from ClearView about their findings on Monday.

Research findings

The research found, amongst other things, that:

  • The majority (over 75%) of black people in the UK do not believe their human rights are equally protected compared to white people;
     
  • The vast majority (85%) of black people in the UK are not confident that they would be treated the same as a white person by the police; and
     
  • The majority of black people (over 60%) in the UK do not believe their health is as equally protected by the NHS compared to white people.