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    First Published: 19 Sep 2011

    A report focusing on equality within financial services, sub-sectors of banking and building societies, so-called ‘auxiliary activities’, and holding companies.

  • Last updated: 03 Oct 2016

    The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union brings together the rights of everyone living in the European Union (EU). We look at how it interacts with other human rights legislation.

  • Last updated: 04 May 2016

    We explain how international law and organisations like the United Nations have set international standards for human rights.

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    First Published: 01 Feb 2015

    We explain the legal framework which protects freedom of expression, one of our human rights.

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    First Published: 08 Aug 2014

    This policy aims to set out the obligations of the Commission to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

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    First Published: 13 Apr 2018

    This guide helps you to understand how a court in England and Wales works out how much a successful claim for discrimination is worth.

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    Advice and Guidance

    First Published: 13 Apr 2018

    This handbook provides a brief overview of the Equality Act 2010 for advisors in England and Wales.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    The right to life means that nobody, including the government, can try to end your life. It also means the government should take appropriate steps to safeguard life.

  • Last updated: 04 May 2016

    Human rights aren't just used for people in war-torn countries. We look at how four individuals from the UK have used human rights to improve their lives.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    This basic human right that no one should be subject to torture or inhuman or degrading treatment. Public authorities should also protect people from this treatment.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    This right protects people from unreasonable detention. There are restrictions to this right, for example when you have been found guilty of a crime and sent to prison.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    The right to a fair trial is fundamental to the rule of law and democracy. It ensures that everyone has the right to a fair trial if they are charged with a criminal offence.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    No punishment without law means you can't be charged with a criminal offence for an action that was not a crime when you committed it. Public authorities must explain what counts as a criminal offence.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    Everyone has the right to respect for his of her private and family life, home and correspondence. Public authorities can interfere with this if it lawful, necessary and proportionate.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    People have the right to freedom of thought, belief and religion. It includes the right to change your religion or beliefs at any time. You also have the right to put your thoughts and beliefs into action.

  • Last updated: 21 Jan 2019

    Freedom of expression gives you the right to hold your own opinions and to express them freely without interference, although you also have a duty to behave responsibly and to respect other people’s rights.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    Freedom of assembly and association protects your right to protest by holding meetings and demonstrations with other people. You also have the right to form and be part of a trade union and political party.

  • Last updated: 15 Nov 2018

    Everyone has the right to marry and start a family but this right is subject to the laws of the country, including those that make it illegal between certain groups of people.

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    First Published: 11 May 2018

    Report on accessible and adaptable housing for disabled people in Wales, setting out the challenges they face and our recommendations for the Welsh Government.

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    Published: 11 May 2018

    Disabled people in Wales are demoralised by a lack of accessible and adaptable housing.

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