equality and human rights commission

  • June 1, 2018

    Thirteen NHS organisations have agreed to review their policies following the threat of legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

  • May 12, 2018

    Disabled people have been left trapped in unsuitable homes, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned.

  • October 19, 2017

    Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has written to the Home Secretary about the concerns over Brook House Immigration Removal Centre raised by a recent BBC Panorama programme. 

  • October 4, 2017

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a programme of work in Scotland to engage with Local Authorities and their partners across the country on City Region Deals.

  • September 14, 2017

    The new Legal Support Project aims to increase access to justice for victims of discrimination in education, with funding available for advice, preparatory work or representation.

  • August 24, 2017

    Concern that disabled people are being increasingly marginalised and shut out of society as they bear the brunt of the accumulated impact of cuts in public spending.

  • August 23, 2016

    Caritas Social Action Network, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has commented on an important report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on deep-rooted racial inequality in the UK.

  • August 18, 2016

    Failure to tackle deep-rooted race inequality will exacerbate divisions in our society unless urgent Government action is taken, the new Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned today.

  • January 6, 2012

    Assisted suicide should be legalised for terminally ill people, according to the Commission on Assisted Dying, chaired and funded by advocates of legalising assisted dying. No doubt a commission set up by opponents would come to a contrary conclusion. Some will applaud the strict conditions proposed, others fear that such measures would in time lead to euthanasia on a wider scale.

  • August 6, 2011

    The case of a Christian midwife who refused to wear trousers has again drawn attention to debates over faith in the workplace. She had been asked to leave a high dependency unit when she came in wearing her own dress rather than the scrub uniform.