Creating a fairer Britain
19 June 2013
In a landmark judgment today (Wednesday 19 June) the Supreme Court ruled that British soldiers killed while serving in Iraq were still under UK jurisdiction and so were entitled to human rights protection to the extent that is reasonable and does not interfere with the demands of active service.
13 June 2013
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today published its response to the government’s consultation on legal aid reform.
06 June 2013
Police forces have reduced their unfair use of stop and search powers, while continuing to see a reduction in crime rates, after intervention by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
05 June 2013
The Equality and Human Rights Commission today publishes its Corporate Plan for 2013/14. The work programme contained in the plan is based on a prioritisation of where the Commission can add most value to the protection and promotion of equality and human rights through the effective use of its unique powers and duties as a UN National Human Rights Institution.
04 June 2013
The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes the new report from the Women’s Business Council. To strengthen economic performance Britain needs to draw on female talent and the Council’s report makes an overwhelming business case for doing just that.
04 June 2013
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a short guide to help businesses understand how they should deal with assistance dogs on their premises.
03 June 2013
The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes new recommendations published by a United Nations Committee to help the UK improve its human rights record.
23 May 2013
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today published a new guide to help local authorities better understand their human rights obligations when commissioning and procuring home care for older people in England.
21 May 2013
The Equality and Human Rights Commission will today (Tuesday 21st May) tell the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal, that a 14-year-old boy who was trafficked to the UK and forced into slave labour should not have been prosecuted.
15 May 2013
The Equality and Human Rights Commission will today (Wednesday 15th May) intervene in a judicial review at the High Court involving MA and nine others who fear losing their homes as a result of new housing benefit regulations.