Press Releases 2009

Landmark agreement for the Independent Living Movement and all disabled people in Scotland
8 December 2009
Today sees the Scottish Government, COSLA and the Convenor of the Independent Living in Scotland Steering Group, Jim Elder Woodward, jointly sign up to a shared vision for independent living in Scotland, at Victoria Quay in Edinburgh. 

Commission to hold Inquiry into harassment of disabled people
3 December 2009
The Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland today announced that it intends to conduct a Formal Inquiry into disability related harassment and how public authorities are protecting disabled people’s human rights to live free from violence and abuse.

Commission awards £10 Million funding to organisations across Britain
25 November 2009
The Commission today announces the recipients of its Strategic Funding Programme. The programme has awarded nearly £10 million to 61 organisations across England, Scotland and Wales, with Scottish organisations receiving more than three quarters of a million pounds. 

Scotland United Press Statement
13 November 2009
The Commission is pleased to support the aims of Scotland United.  It is important that today we can celebrate the diversity of the people of Scotland and send a clear message to those that wish to divide us.

Commission in Scotland statement on Christopher Miller conviction
10 November 2009
The Commission strongly welcomes this conviction. We have to send out the strongest message, from education campaigns in our classrooms to sentences in our courtrooms: racism and racist hate crime will not be tolerated.

Medical receptionist settles age discrimination case
3 August 2009
Medical receptionist Ruth McNeil has today settled her age discrimination claim against a Medical Practice in Lothian for £6000.

Equality and Human Rights Commission and Scottish Government to work together to deliver better policy for better lives
7 July 2009
The Commission announced today that it is carrying out an assessment into the extent to which the Scottish Government is meeting the public sector equality duties in the development and implementation of its policies and practices with a particular focus on equality impact assessment.

Investing in the future: Commission announces 10 million pound funding programme for voluntary and community sector
15 May 2009
The Commission has announced a new GB-wide 10.2 million pound Strategic Funding Programme, providing three-year project-based funding for community and voluntary sector organisations of up to 450,000 pounds.

Commission in Scotland calls time on consensus that threatens Scotland's future.
13 May 2009
The Commission in Scotland has today issued a warning that the Scotland of 2030 will not be economically or socially fit for purpose unless Scots stop talking a good game on how fair and welcoming we are as a nation and start taking steps to realise our self image.

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2010