June

  • BNP: Commission takes action over potential breach of race discrimination law

    23 June 2009

    The Commission has today written to the British National Party over possible breaches of anti-discrimination law. The Commission has demanded that the party address potential breaches related to its constitution and membership criteria, employment practices and provision of services to the public and constituents. 

  • Funding programme launched for legal equality and human rights projects

    22 June 2009

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today (22 June) launched a Strategic Funding Programme available to organisations offering legal advice on equality and human rights issues.

  • Commission welcomes ruling on rights of social housing tenants

    18 June 2009

    Many social housing tenants will now be protected by the Human Rights Act after an intervention by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in a landmark human rights case judgment at the Court of Appeal.

  • New research reveals groups most affected by recession

    17 June 2009

    Young people, those living in deprived areas and men have suffered the biggest rises in unemployment in the recession so far, according to a new report jointly published today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Department for Work and Pensions and the Government Equalities Office.

  • Commission unveils findings of study into human rights

    13 June 2009

    An overwhelming majority of the British people support legislation protecting their human rights and where a human rights approach is incorporated into public services both users and providers benefit, a major new Inquiry Report released today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found.

  • Working class girls fear failure

    09 June 2009

    Almost half of girls from a working class background have a profound fear of failure which is seriously affecting their chances at school and work, a new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found.

  • Commissions call for fresh impetus on delivering disability rights

    08 June 2009

    The four human rights and equality commissions of the UK will today collectively call for a fresh impetus to ensuring disabled people are able to participate fully and equally in society.

  • Statement following European Union elections

    08 June 2009

    This is a sobering moment for our country. These elections mark a step into uncharted waters for the British people.  It is beyond party politics when for the first time, nearly a million British people voted for an organisation which will not accept many voters as members because of the colour of their skins.