Creating a fairer Britain
Increase in race incidents in Scotland disappointing, says Commission
12 December 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland has responded to new crime figures released today by the Police.
Equality and Human Rights Commission appoints new Scotland Director
20 November 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have appointed a new National Director to lead their work in Scotland. Alastair Pringle takes up his new post on Wednesday 21st November.
Scotland commits to ending harassment of disabled people
23 October 2012
The EHRC has today published their report ‘Out in the Open – a Manifesto for Change’, outlining the actions which agencies in Scotland – government, social care organisations, criminal justice agencies and others – have committed to undertake in order to eliminate the harassment of disabled people.
Are some of Scotland’s poorest people “hard to reach” or simply “easy to ignore”?
3 September 2012
A report by Heriot-Watt University for the Equality and Human Rights Commission has revealed how policies which aim to tackle poverty in the most deprived areas don’t always benefit the poorest people, particularly those in minority communities.
New equality duties for public authorities in Scotland
28 May 2012
Duties to help councils, health boards and police mitigate negative impact of decisions
The Scottish Government’s new regulations, which place specific equality duties on named public authorities in Scotland, came into force on Sunday 27 May.
Disabled people still disadvantaged in the workplace, says Commission report
17 May 2012
A new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found that, while supporting disabled workers can greatly benefit employers and their organisations, disabled people continue to be put at a disadvantage in the workplace.