Equality and Human Rights Commission

Disabled People 'Marginalised And Shut Out Of Society' By Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK

Disabled people’s ability to live independent lives has been eroded by years of cuts to social care and payments, a leading human rights body has wa...

Legal Action Launched Over 'Curry Controversy' Landlord Fergus Wilson

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Legal action has begun against a buy-to-let tycoon who banned Indian and Pakistani tenants from renting his properties because he claimed they left ho...

Five Social Injustices Still Facing Black And Ethnic Minorities In Britain

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

Race inequality is still “entrenched” in Britain, with black and ethnic minority people facing growing hardships because of the colour of their sk...

Muslim Groups Point Out The One Point Of Difference Between Them And The Rest Of The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

Muslims group have hit back at comments made by the former head of the equalities watchdog that their communities are not like the rest of the UK, by ...

Court Rules Bedroom Tax 'Discriminatory' In Defeat For Government

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

The grandparents of a severely disabled teenager who won a Court of Appeal challenge over the lawfulness of the so-called “bedroom tax” said they ...

Keep Your Faith To Yourself At Work, Employees Told

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK

Religious employees feel under pressure to keep their beliefs hidden at work, with Christians regarded as bigots and Jews and Muslims finding it awkwa...

'Gender Segregation Is Discrimination' - So Why Does the EHRC Allow for Exemptions?

Chris Moos | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Moos

Equality is a human right that cannot be 'exempted away' - especially when this means providing cover for the multi-faithist ideology of a political class that is so much about faith and so little about basic human rights, including the right to practice one's religion without being subject to gender discrimination.

Asylum, Refugees and Immigration: Avoiding a Race to the Bottom

Allan Hogarth | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

It came as no surprise to me when I woke up this Sunday to see that Rudd has just called a general election for 7 September, he is clearly hoping to exploit the misinformed fears and prejudices of an electorate who have been led to believe that asylum seekers and immigrants are the root cause of all of Australia's social and economic problems.

Porn on the High Street? It's Only a Bit of Harmless Fun!

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Finch-Lees

Hurrah for post feminism. For the uninitiated, this simply means that women now enjoy the luxury of choice. Whereas 1970's feminists fought for equality, over time women have come to accept this for the misguided, militant ideology that it is. Choice is where it's at.

Jessica Elgot

Stop And Search Unlawful In One In Four Cases, Police Watchdog Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

One in four police "stop-and-searches" have been deemed unlawful by the police watchdog, which also warned that black and minority ethnic groups were ...

Jessica Elgot

Racial Profiling Of 'Stop And Search' Does Not Mean Lower Crime Figures

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Racial profiling of stop-and-search suspects makes absolutely no difference to crime figures, a new report has warned. Forces in the UK who disprop...

Watchdog: Impact Of Cuts On Women, Minorities And Disabled 'Ignored By Ministers'

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Ministers failed to take account of the impact on women, ethnic minorities and the disabled in key elements of its cuts programme, the official equali...

'Protect Human Rights Of Terrorism Suspects'

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

The human rights of suspected terrorists, illegal immigrants and gypsies should all be given better protection in the UK, a report said today. The ...

Elderly Care: If We Are Sickened by This Report, Then We Must Let Our Leaders Know

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Politics
Michelle Mitchell

We as a nation must decide whether as a society we are prepared to let older people - and that will include each one of us one day - to be treated in this way. If we are sickened and appalled by what this report has uncovered then we need to let our leaders know that we want change.

Britain's Elderly Suffering Neglect, Cruelty And Abuse, According to EHCR Report

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Britain’s elderly in council-funded care are being left hungry and unwashed, according to a report. Published by the Equality and Human Rights C...

The mother of all battles: Dale Farm and the future of gypsies and travellers in the UK

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Politics
Katharine Quarmby

I've been reporting about gypsies and travellers for on and off six years ago, since I first visited the iconic Dale Farm site in Essex, just east of ...