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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John Wadham, at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: "The decision renders the regulation regarding air travel for disabled passengers toothless.
Ms Beynon, who is originally from Penygroes near Caernarfon, was announced as a commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission in November last year.
Plaid Cymru councillor Mr McEvoy has now asked the Equality and Human Rights Commission to investigate whether Mr Morgan has breached a code signed by all four party leaders.
Robbery, anti-terrorist and firearms units are perceived as a closed shop, only available to recruits whose face fits, says the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has called on public bodies in Wales and the rest of the UK to create a culture of human rights as part of their decision-making.
Most constabularies in England andWales are continuing to use the powers "disproportionately" against ethnic minorities, a review by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) concluded.
The meeting was arranged after the Central London County Court told the BNP to amend its constitution to comply with race relations laws or face legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
The "unprecedented" step aimed to encourage businesses to take voluntary measures to tackle the country's gender pay gap, said the Equality and Human Rights Commission, although the CBI said it did not support the move.
With funding support from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Equality North East Training and Consultancy can provide training to the public and third sectors which covers:
Trevor Phillips, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said the growing volume of migrants was causing services to "creak" because of insufficient funding.
Wales TUC said the Equality and Human Rights Commission should tackle the "huge equality challenges" in Wales including the pay gap between men and women.
The far-right party agreed to change its constitution after the Equality and Human Rights Commission issued County Court proceedings over concerns its membership criteria were restrictive to those within certain ethnic groups.