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  • Last updated: 23 Jun 2016

    The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination. Equality Act guidance Download our guidance for employers, workers, service users and providers and education provide...

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    First Published: 01 Jan 2011

    This is a a code of practice that covers discrimination in services and public functions as set out in Part 3 of the Act and discrimination by associations.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 10 May 2016

    In line with our statutory powers, we have produced Codes of Practice on Employment, Services and Equal Pay. The main purpose of the Codes of Practice is to provide detailed explanations of the provisions in the Act and to apply legal concepts in the Act to everyday situations.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 17 Nov 2016

    The Commission is continuing to develop a range of guidance based on the Equality Act 2010 to support our stakeholders, and make it easier for them to make informed decisions about the Act. A key element of this guidance is the suite of statutory codes of practice, which explain the statutory provis...

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 10 May 2016

    The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and/or victimisation. The information on the Your Rights pages is here to help you understand if you have been treated unlawfully.

  • Last updated: 15 Apr 2016

    Testimonials from education professionals.

  • Last updated: 03 May 2016

    The United Nations first accredited the Commission as an ‘A’ status National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in 2009. We became Great Britain’s first accredited NHRI and the UK’s second - joining the Northern Ireland Human Rights Institution which was awarded ‘A’ status in 2006. The UN r...

  • Last updated: 16 May 2016

    The Commission chairs the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions' working group on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • Last updated: 16 May 2016

    This is where you can read about the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions' (ENNHRI) Legal Working Group.

  • Last updated: 04 May 2016

    The Commission has a range of human rights legal powers available to it, including judicial review, interventions and inquiries.

  • 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.

  • Last updated: 22 Jan 2018

    This treaty sets out what human rights mean in the context of disability. It represents a major step towards realising the right of disabled people to be treated as full and equal citizens.

  • 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.

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