Commission issues response to government consultation on its powers and duties

16 June 2011

The Equality and Human Rights Commission today issues its full response to the government’s consultation on the Commission's powers and duties.

The Commission's response can be viewed here.

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It is the independent advocate for equality and human rights in Britain. It aims to reduce inequality, eliminate discrimination, strengthen good relations between people, and promote and protect human rights. The Commission enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status, and encourages compliance with the Human Rights Act. It also gives advice and guidance to businesses, the voluntary and public sectors, and to individuals.