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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