November

  • Commission issues gender equality duty compliance notices to three local authorities

    30 November 2009

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued compliance notices to three local authorities warning that they need to take steps immediately to address gender inequality in their community or face legal action for failing to comply with the Sex Discrimination Act.

  • Commission announces recipients of its Strategic Funding Programme

    25 November 2009

    The Commission today announces the recipients of its Strategic Funding Programme, which will award nearly £10 million to 61 community and voluntary sector organisations across England, Scotland and Wales.

  • Young Brits at Art 2010 competition launched

    24 November 2009

    The Commission is asking young Britons to express their vision of a world free from prejudice as it launches Young Brits at Art 2010 at the Tate Modern in London today.

  • Commission responds to introduction of secret inquests

    20 November 2009

    John Wadham, Group Director Legal, Equality and Human Rights Commission responds to the Coroners and Justice Bill.

  • Ruling on access to bank confirmed by court

    20 November 2009

    The Court of Appeal today confirmed that the Royal Bank of Scotland had breached the Disability Discrimination Act by failing to provide access to its Sheffield branch for wheelchair users.

  • New appointments to strengthen the Commission's work

    19 November 2009

    Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equality, today announced new Commissioners for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

  • Legislative programme in Queen's Speech should help create a better society

    18 November 2009

    The programme of legislation should focus on putting laws in place that will create a better society and are built on the principles of fairness and respect. This will help us to build a stronger economy, stronger communities and a country where everyone is able to fulfil their potential. 

  • Commission launches human rights strategy

    10 November 2009

    The Commission today sets out its plan to preserve the rights in the Human Rights Act and to protect and promote respect for human rights principles. One of the core principles in the Commission’s three-year strategy is for any future legislative developments, such as a proposed Bill of Rights, to have the rights and remedies of the Human Rights Act at their heart, so that the protection it provides is retained.