News listing

  • News

    Published: 04 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to Grosvenor shopping centre in Macclesfield banning people with particular disabilities from using the Centre because they may not be able to escape in an emergency, Lord Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:

  • News

    Published: 04 Feb 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), have launched a new online training resource to help schools unlock opportunity and enable disabled children to reach their full potential.

  • News

    Published: 27 Jan 2016

    sportScotland and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published a report into equality in Scottish sport. The report looks at who currently participates in sport, the barriers to participation, and suggests potential solutions.

  • News

    Published: 27 Jan 2016

    Commenting in response to today’s Court of Appeal ruling that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions acted unlawfully by failing to exempt victims of domestic violence living in safe-houses from the spare room subsidy, Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said...

  • News

    Published: 26 Jan 2016

    Commenting in response to new NHS figures that show a rise in the number of mental health patients dying unexpectedly in NHS care, a Commission spokesperson, said: “These figures reveal serious cracks in our systems of care for those with mental health conditions and we support this call for a full Government investigation."

  • News

    Published: 25 Jan 2016

    Commenting in response to a group of cross-party MPs sending a letter to Government urging them to re-open a fund which gives disabled candidates help in standing for elected office, Lord Chris Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “The Government should re-open the Access to Elected Office Fund and extend it across Britain to remove the barrier of extra costs disabled people face when standing for political office."

  • News

    Published: 14 Jan 2016

    Following the publication of a new report on transgender equality by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee, Jackie Driver, Lead Director for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender issues at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “We welcome today’s landmark report on transgender equality."

  • News

    Published: 11 Jan 2016

    Following an analysis of the Trade Union Bill, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has advised Parliament that a number of measures in the Bill may breach the right to strike.

  • News

    Published: 17 Dec 2015

    The Chairs and Chief Executives of the National Human Rights Institutions for Ireland, Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Scotland met on 2 December to share progress and discuss future collaboration.

  • News

    Published: 03 Dec 2015

    Mr Pringle was speaking at the first annual Scottish disabled people summit in Edinburgh called 'Getting the Rights right'. The conference is being held on International Day of Disabled People.

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