The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its formal assessment of the Government’s 2010 Spending Review in May 2012.
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act was passed on 1 May 2012.
On 24 April 2012, the House of Commons debated the Equality and Human Rights Commission, including the impact of cuts to the organisation’s annual budget.
The Secretary of State for Justice announced plans to reform the European Court of Human Rights at the Brighton Conference in April 2012.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published its Strategic plan for 2012-2015 on 27 March 2012.
The Council of Europe has created a new drafting group to develop an instrument for promoting older people’s human rights.
In March 2012, the Government published a new planning policy for traveller sites and the final equality impact assessment for the new policy.
In March 2012, the EHRC announced that it is no longer able to proceed with plans for further statutory codes of practice on the Public Sector Equality Duty.
In March 2012, the Government announced that it has decided to delay a decision on implementation of its proposed ban on age discrimination in the provision of services.
On 21 February 2012, the Department for Communities and Local Government published a strategy paper entitled ‘Creating the conditions for integration’.