Creating a fairer Britain
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.
It is unlawful to treat you less favourably than someone else on the grounds of your religion or belief (or lack thereof) when it comes to access to, or quality of service from, the criminal justice system. This includes the police, legal services and the courts.
Find out more about your rights in the justice system.