United Kingdom

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Mandate 

The commission is working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) established under the Equality Act 2006 – accountable for its public funds, but independent of government.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission began operation on the 1 October 2007.

Functions

As the independent advocate for equality and human rights in Britain, the Commission aims to reduce inequality, eliminate discrimination, strengthen good relations between people, and promote and protect human rights. We challenge prejudice and disadvantage and promote the importance of human rights. We enforce equality legislation on age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation, and encourage compliance with the Human Rights Act.
We campaign for social change and justice and use our influence and authority to ensure that equality and human rights remain at the top of the agenda for Government and employers, media and society. Acting directly and by fostering partnerships locally, regionally and nationally, we stimulate debate on equality and human rights. We give advice and guidance to businesses, the voluntary and public sectors, and individuals. Developing an evidence-based understanding of the causes and effects of inequality for people across Britain, we will be an authoritative voice for reform.

Contact Information

www.equalityhumanrights.com

info@equalityhumanrights.com

Equality and Human Rights Commission
3 More London
Riverside Tooley Street
London
SE1 2RG, UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 3117 0235
Fax: +44(0) 20 7407 7557