Creating a fairer Britain
28 May 2009
The Commission today welcomed a UN report which finds that despite some improvements, some groups in the UK continue to experience significant inequality in wages, access to health and housing and other social services.
27 January 2009
The High Court has today ruled the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) were wrong to drop a prosecution where the victim had a history of mental illness. The CPS believed the individual, granted anonymity and known as 'FB', would not be a credible witness.
20 January 2009
Ten years on from the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry a new Ipsos MORI survey for the Commission shows British people are increasingly at ease with racial diversity but lack faith in our institutions to represent all groups or treat them fairly.
16 January 2009
Case update November 2009: Following an appeal by RBS, the Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling on access.
In the first ruling of its kind, a judge has ordered the Royal Bank of Scotland to install a lift so that a wheelchair user can have the same access as any other customer.
12 January 2009
A decade after the Macpherson Inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence, the police service across England and Wales has made significant progress in dealing with race equality issues, according to a report issued today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
26 November 2008
New research published today by the Commission suggests the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has taken important steps to ensure East London's diverse small businesses benefit from the procurement of goods, facilities and services ahead of the 2012 games, but more action is needed if East London is to reap the full benefits.
04 September 2008
Sex and Power, the Equality and Human Rights Commission's annual report looking at women in top positions of power and influence across the public and private sectors, suggests a worrying trend of reversal or stalled progress - with only a few significant increases.
19 May 2008
The police breached a witness’s right to life after they failed to protect him from a murderer days before he was due to give evidence in a theft trial, the Equality and Human Rights Commission will tell the House of Lords this week. The case is the Commission's first major intervention in a human rights case in the House of Lords.