Equality and Human Rights Commission

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Equality and Human Rights Commission

An independent public body created by the Equality Act 2006 (UK), merging the functions (and bureaucrats) of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), each of which dealt with some aspect of inequality. The EHRC is responsible for promoting and enforcing equality and non-discrimination laws in the UK related to race, gender, age, sexual orientation and religion, and to promote and protect human rights in the UK. As a non-departmental public body (“quango”), it is separate and independent from Government but still accountable for its public funds.
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Many of the staff at the Commission for Equality and Human Rights are yet to be told what their jobs will be and their first day was spent at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff, because their new office is not ready.
They welcomed the formation of the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR).
The Commission for Equality and Human Rights will mark a 'step change' in the battle against discrimination and will champion diversity in Britain, said ministers.
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