Wednesday 12 May 2004

New Equality Commission - DTI White Paper

The DTI has, today, issued a White Paper seeking views on the new integrated equality commission, to be known as the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR).

The new commission will combine the functions of the EOC, CRE and DRC (whoops - redundancy time) in challenging discrimination, as well as promoting human rights issues. In addition to taking over the functions of those three organisations, it will be responsible for tackling discrimination on grounds of age, sexual orientation, religion and belief.

The White Paper sets out proposals for the structure and mandate of the new organisation. The deadline for responses is 6th August 2004.

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