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Nominations open for Bob Hepple Equality Award 2017

Do you know of somebody who has made a significant contribution to combating discrimination or advancing equality, but who has not yet received the credit they deserve? If so, please nominate them for the third annual Bob Hepple Equality Award.

Established by the Equal Rights Trust in memory of the late Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC, champion of equality and non-discrimination, and Chair and then Honorary President of the Trust. The award celebrates those who have dedicated themselves to advancing equality, in particular recognising the achievements of those who promote the comprehensive approach to equality which Bob Hepple promoted, and which drives our work at the Trust. We seek to honour those whose work has not yet received the widespread recognition we feel it deserves.

Crime and disabled people: Measures of disability-related harassment 2016

Extract from the report:  The Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It operates independently to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and promote and protect human rights. The Commission enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Ukraine and the United Kingdom urged to address racial and ethnic discrimination

At the end of August 2016, following the end of its 90th session, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (the Committee) published its concluding observations on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by Ukraine and the United Kingdom. In both cases, the Committee echoed a recommendations submitted by the Equal Rights Trust in parallel reports.

Equal Rights Trust Alternative Report Submitted to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the United Kingdom

Equal Rights Trust Alternative Report submitted to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 58th session in relation to the sixth periodic report submitted by: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.