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  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission uses its legal powers to protect people’s human rights and uphold the values of fairness, dignity and respect. Read more about some of the important cases we have been involved in.

  • Last updated: 21 Feb 2018

    One of the Commission’s core tasks as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) is to monitor the UK’s compliance with the seven United Nations (UN) human rights treaties it has signed and ratified.

  • FAQ

    Last updated: 11 Dec 2017

    The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is an international human rights treaty adopted by the UN in 1966. It is one of the two treaties that give legal force to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Last updated: 15 Apr 2016

    ‘Who am I?’ kicks off learning by focusing on the pupils themselves before expanding out into the wider issues around careers and associated equality issues

  • FAQ

    Last updated: 19 Mar 2018

    The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is one of the most important UN human rights treaties, covering the right to work, adequate food, health and education.

  • Human Rights

    Last updated: 07 Sep 2017

    This treaty covers the rights of all people to enjoy civil, political, economic and social rights, without discrimination on grounds of race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.

  • FAQ

    Last updated: 18 Apr 2018

    This international treaty sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all children. It protects the rights of children in all areas of their life including privacy, health and education.

  • Last updated: 05 Jan 2018

    Setting out the findings from our inquiry into the home care of older people.

  • Last updated: 22 Jan 2018

    The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process set up by the UN Human Rights Council in 2006 to review the human rights situation in every UN Member State. Each state is assessed every five years.

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    The Commission launched its Human Rights Inquiry to find out how human rights work in Britain. This was the most comprehensive research undertaken in the 10 years since the Human Rights Act became law.

  • Last updated: 08 Jul 2016

    Read our findings and recommendations for providers delivering home care services.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 26 Oct 2016

    You can download a guide to all the public authorities in Scotland who are covered by the specific duties of the Equality Act 2010 in Scotland.

  • Last updated: 15 Apr 2016

    This lesson looks at how different groups of people can be stereotyped and discriminated against.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 23 Jan 2017

    Read our guidance to support Scottish public authorities in meeting their duties under the Public Sector Equality Duty.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 14 Apr 2016

    Read about 'Improving Equality Outcomes' - a projects that's part of the Scotland public sector equality duty

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 02 Nov 2016

    Read about the Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment Project that's part of the Scotland public sector equality duty

  • Last updated: 11 Jul 2016

    Inquiry into older people and human rights in home care. We devised a framework for evidence collection, which identifies areas where older people’s human rights might be at risk.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 23 Jun 2016

    Read what the Commission's research in Scotland reports on improving local equality data

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 08 May 2017

    This section contains online video resources about EU equality legislation

  • Last updated: 13 Apr 2016

    This guide aims to help local authority elected members and staff who are involved in the commissioning and procurement of home care better understand their obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 (the HRA). It is also relevant to others who have an interest in home care, including care provider...

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