Overarching documents on the Serious Crime Bill, including supplementary memorandum and fact sheets, were updated on 23 October 2014.
The second edition of ‘Equality. The Legal Framework’ by Bob Hepple brings forward the story of the Equality Act 2010 to cover the first four years of its implementation.
Legislation introduced on 16 June 2014 makes forcing someone to marry against their will a criminal offence.
A progress report on the Government’s plan to tackle hate crime was published on 1 May 2014.
On Saturday 8 March 2014, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the government published an updated violence against women and girls action plan.
In May 2013, the European Parliament voted in favour of an EU-wide protection order that will protect victims of domestic violence.
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women culminated in the adoption of agreed conclusions for actions to end violence against women and girls.
On 14 March 2013 the European Parliament called for a ban on homophobic and transphobic hate crime/speech.
In September 2012, the European Parliament voted to protect victims of crime – including rape, harassment, hate crime and trafficking – across the EU.
On 8 June 2012, the UK signed the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.