The Government Equalities Office provides a range of guidance to support the implementation of the age discrimination ban that commenced on 1 October 2012.
‘Getting off lightly or feeling the pinch? A human rights and equality impact assessment of the spending cuts on older women in Coventry’ was published in July 2012.
In July 2012, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights submitted a report to the Economic and Social Council considering the human rights situation of older people.
The Department for Work and Pensions published the ‘National Social Report’ in May 2012.
Date 24 April 2012 Link to judgment http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/496.html Discrimination grounds Race, disability, gender, age. Summary of case The Greenwich Community Law Centre challenged the decision of Greenwich Council not to award contracts to provide immigration and employment advice services to residents to the Greenwich Community Law Centre. Outcome The Council were not in breach of …
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 announced that it has decided to delay a decision on implementation of its proposed ban on age discrimination in the provision of services.
In January 2012, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published two reports looking at ageing from the points of view of Gypsy and South Asian Families.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is blogging about the new JRF website ‘A Better Life: old age, new thoughts’.
In January 2012, the EHRC announced that it would use the first two age discrimination cases to be heard by the UK’s Supreme Court to argue for clarification of the law.