In September 2011, the EHRC announced it had submitted its intervention to the European Court of Human Rights on four cases of alleged religious discrimination in the workplace.
In September 2011, the Scottish Government published the ‘Equality Statement: Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012-13’.
The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 came into force on 10 September 2011 with an accompanying Explantory Memorandum.
In September 2011, the Government launched the ‘Think, Act, Report’ initiative, aimed at improving transparency on gender equality issues in the private and voluntary sector.
On 20 July 2011, Maria Miller, the Minister for Disabled People, launched the new programme to support disabled people’s User Led organisations (DPULOs).
European Commission antidiscrimination activities moved from DG Employment to DG Justice in January 2011.
In July 2011, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) published ‘The legal implications of multiple discrimination’.
On 11 July 2011, the EHRC announced its application to intervene at the European Court of Human Rights in four cases involving religious discrimination in the workplace.
On 17 June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution expressing grave concern about acts of violence and discrimination against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
In June 2011, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee held two public evidence sessions with members of the UK Bill of Rights Commission to examine their views and approach.