Legal strategy

Casework and litigation strategy

The Commission has a unique set of legal powers. The casework and litigation strategy sets out how we will use our casework, litigation and intervention powers to reinforce and extend the reach of equality and human rights legislation and protection. Each of the cases we take on will assist us to meet our objectives, achieving positive change with maximum and lasting impact. 

We have identified a number of areas which will be a priority for our legal work during this period:

  1. Reinforce, expand and strengthen equality rights for all of the protected grounds under equality legislation
  2. Protect and promote human rights
  3. Secure effective compliance with statutory equality duties
  4. Promote good relations and combat prejudice.

We sought stakeholder views on the proposed key legal priorities which determine the casework and litigation and intervention functions of the Legal directorate. Our Strategic Plan for 2012-15 outlines these priorities. We will use the full range of our legal powers and resources to help achieve these priorities. The casework and litigation strategy will support these strategic objectives and should be read in conjunction with these strategies.

You can read the Commission's strategic litigation policy from 2012-13. 

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Last Updated: 10 Jun 2014