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    Last updated: 27 Jul 2017

    The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) makes it clear that torture is not justified under any circumstances.

  • Last updated: 25 May 2016

    Read about the case study for Jessica Taylor, electrician.

  • Last updated: 24 Jun 2016

    In 2012, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published a landmark review of Britain’s success in meeting its human rights obligations under the European Convention of Human Rights.

  • 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.

  • Last updated: 04 May 2016

    We seek to clarify 10 common human rights myths and discover the truth about the Human Rights Act and the rights and freedoms it covers.

  • Last updated: 25 May 2016

    Read the case study for Keren Smedley, London.

  • 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

  • Last updated: 25 May 2016

    Read about the case study for Muna Hassan, campaigner, London.

  • 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

  • Last updated: 25 May 2016

    Read about the case study for Shelagh McKibbin, international lawyer, London.

  • 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...

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 08 May 2017

    This section contains online video resources about Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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