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  • What are human rights?

    Last updated: 12 Apr 2018

    Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to all of us, from birth until death. We explore where they come from and how they can help you.

  • The Human Rights Act

    Last updated: 29 Jan 2018

    The Human Rights Act allows you to defend your rights in UK courts and ensures that public organisations respect and protect your human rights.

  • Exercising your human rights

    We advise how people what they need to do if their human rights have been breached and they want to take action.

  • Our human rights work

    Last updated: 31 Aug 2017

    The Commission carries out a range of work to promote awreness, understanding and protection of human rights. We also encourage public auhtorities to cmply with the Human Rights Act.

  • Current human rights debates

    Last updated: 26 Apr 2017

    The government has announced that it intends to bring forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights to replace the Human Rights Act. This section updates you with information about the proposals, the parliamentary process and our response.

  • Public sector equality duty in Scotland

    Last updated: 21 Dec 2016

    In this section you will find information and resources relating to the public sector equality duty in Scotland.

  • Legal work in Scotland

    Last updated: 15 Feb 2018

    This section provides details of the work being carried out by the Commission's legal team in Scotland.

  • Human rights in Scotland

    This section contains information, guidance and materials on human rights in Scotland.

  • How to contact the Scotland office

    Last updated: 15 Jun 2017

    Here you can find all the details to contact the Commission's Scotland office.

  • Know your rights

    Find out more about your rights under the Equality Act 2010 and how it protects different characteristics.

  • Freedom of expression

    Last updated: 10 Feb 2017

  • Making sport inclusive

    The Commission is working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Premiership Rugby to encourage people from all backgrounds to participate in sports.

  • Equal pay

    Last updated: 19 Mar 2018

    Advice and guidance on equal pay - what it is, why it matters and what you can do to put equal pay in place in your organisation.

  • Power to the Bump

    Last updated: 27 Nov 2016

    Power to the Bump is a campaign that empowers young mothers in the workplace. Mothers can find out about their rights when pregnant, on maternity leave and return to work to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

  • Working Forward

    Last updated: 18 Nov 2017

    Join the Working Forward campaign to make workplaces the best they can be for pregnant women and new mothers.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 14 Jul 2016

    Find out how to avoid discrimination in education with regard to centrally provided services.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 15 Apr 2016

    Find out how to avoid discrimination in education with regard to the physical environment.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    Find out how to avoid discrimination in education with regard to academic progression and transfer.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    Find out how to avoid discrimination in education with regard to assessments and examinations.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 24 Jul 2017

    Find out how to avoid discrimination in education with regard to disabled students.

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