A Commission to investigate the case for a UK Bill of Rights was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Justice in March 2011.
On 17 March 2011, Ministers made an announcement to Parliament about the new Equality Duty.
On 8 March 2011, Home Secretary Theresa May announced the publication of a set of supporting actions to end violence against women and girls.
In February 2011, the European Court of Justice ruled that insurers cannot charge different premiums to men and women because of their gender.
On 11 February 2011, the Coalition Government published the Protection of Freedoms Bill.
On 21 January 2011, Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights published a Report identifying concerns about the Public Bodies Bill.
On 26 January 2011, EHRC published statutory Codes of Practice on Employment, Equal Pay, and Services, Public Functions and Associations.
On 13 January, the Government confirmed that Default Retirement Age is to be phased out between 6 April and 1 October 2011.
On 18 January 2011, a gay couple won their discrimination claim against the owners of a hotel in a case which was funded and led by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
On 17 December 2010, the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) legal action against the British National Party (BNP) concluded with a judgment in the High Court.