Liberty, Merton CIL and 39 other organisations demand inquiry after infamous security firm G4S wins discrimination and equalities helpline contract

 

Merton CIL is one of over 40 signatories to have written to the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Harriet Harman MP – as well as the chairs of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, the Public Accounts Committee and the Home Affairs Select Committee – calling for an investigation after it was reported that G4S has won the contract to run the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) from 1 October.

 

Bella Sankey, Director of Policy for Liberty, said: “The EASS provides expert advice to those who face discrimination – whether refused accommodation because of their race, or sacked from their job because of their age.

“G4S has been responsible for countless human rights violations, and the mistreatment and even unlawful killing of people in their care. It’s hard to think of a company more ill-equipped to provide this vital service.

“Liberty joins other equality and rights organisations in demanding that this perverse decision be halted while Parliament investigates.”

 

You can read the letter, and Liberty's dossier collating the G4S's reported failings on human rights and equality in the UK below, as well as on the Liberty website https://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/news/press-releases-and-statements/liberty-and-40-other-organisations-demand-inquiry-after-infamous

 

Please read the letter below:

G4S Dossier

Joint NGO Letter to Parliament re G4S EASS Contract