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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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.
Equalities Minister Barbara Follett and Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, on their visit to Mount Heath School, Balsall Heath.
John Wadham, of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: "We are pleased the party has conceded this case and agreed to all of the Commission requirements.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission said dads should be given more leave and there should be more sharing of time off between parents.
Conservative equality spokeswoman Theresa May said: "I welcome the Equality and Human Rights Commission's comments about the effect of unevenly split parental leave.
A spokesman for the Equality and Human Rights Commission said: "Commissioner appointments are made by the Secretary of State and any possible issues arising from the Nolan principles would have been explored as part of the interview process at that time.
A new study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlighted a lack of women in positions of power and influence.
The speakers, including bosses from major banking and insurance group HBOS and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, will give advice to employers on how to achieve a diverse business.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) claims the devices risk breaching an individual's right to privacy as laid out in the Human Rights Act.
THE Assembly Government's ambitious rhetoric on human rights has yet to be matched in reality and is held back by a lack of powers, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned.