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  • Last updated: 16 Apr 2018

    The following is a selection of books and journal articles about health inequalities.

  • Last updated: 18 Jul 2016

    June 2013 In this submission we focus on what is required to comply with the United Kingdom’s legal obligations and our analysis is based on our understanding of the relevant case law. The Commission has addressed only matters within its statutory competence. We have therefore not responded to ev...

  • Last updated: 06 May 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill. Care and support raise questions of equality and human rights. Promoting equality and human rights in care and support improves the liv...

  • Last updated: 06 May 2016

    Equality and human rights impact statement House of Commons 14 January 2013 This submission sets out the Commission's analysis of the new clause 38 of the Crime and Courts Bill, which was tabled by Lord Dear, concerning police powers to address public behaviour that is deemed to be 'insulting' und...

  • Last updated: 16 Apr 2018

    A selection of relevant books and journal articles on race and ethnicity.

  • Last updated: 16 Apr 2018

    A selection of relevant books and journal articles on the equality issues around religion or belief.

  • Last updated: 29 Jun 2016

    Summary from House of Lords second reading The Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘the Commission’) has examined the government’s proposals to use the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to amend the Equality Act 2006 and remove or amend some of its powers. The Commission concludes th...

  • Last updated: 16 Apr 2018

    A selection of relevant books and journal articles on sex discrimination.

  • Last updated: 16 Apr 2018

    A selection of relevant books and journal articles on equality issues around sexual orientation.

  • Last updated: 06 May 2016

    House of Commons Key points The Commission has examined the government's proposals to use the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to amend the Equality Act 2006 and remove or amend some of its powers. The Commission concludes that these changes are unlikely to have a significant adverse impact...

  • Last updated: 16 Apr 2018

    A selection of relevant books and journal articles on the equality issues surrounding police stop and search policies.

  • Last updated: 04 Jul 2016

    Key points The Equality and Human Rights Commission has examined the government’s proposals to use the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to amend the Equality Act 2006 and remove or amend some of its powers. The Commission concludes that these changes are unlikely to have a significant adv...

  • Last updated: 06 May 2016

    Key points The Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘the Commission’) has examined the government’s proposals to use the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to amend the Equality Act 2006 and remove or amend some of its powers. The Commission concludes that these changes are unlikely to...

  • Last updated: 15 May 2017

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has analysed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2012/13 in light of the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998.

  • Last updated: 25 Jul 2017

    The taskforce was an industry-led action group, formed by the Commission to improve working conditions for cleaning operatives across the sector.

  • Last updated: 06 May 2016

    March 2014 We welcome the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ (JCHR) inquiry into violence against women and girls (VAWG) and its framing within the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (the Istanbul Convention) and the UN Conventi...

  • Last updated: 06 May 2016

    The Commission’s unambiguous and robust position is that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) amounts to torture and risks the health and lives of girls and women. The continued practice of FGM in Britain is therefore a clear violation of the rights of girls and women, and the lack of effective protect...

  • News

    Published: 02 Mar 2016

    Thousands of people could be at risk of being denied jobs and services each year due to unlawful, discriminatory adverts, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warns today. Complaints about adverts which discriminate against older workers or on the basis of sex appear the most common but people ...

  • News

    Published: 12 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to Government publishing draft regulations to make gender pay gap reporting mandatory for large companies, Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO at the Equality and Human Rights Commission said:

  • News

    Published: 08 Aug 2014

    New guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission today (23 July 2014) advises companies, search firms and recruitment agencies about positive steps that can be taken to improve the representation of women on boards.

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