Legislation introduced on 16 June 2014 makes forcing someone to marry against their will a criminal offence.
On 14 May 2014, the Joint Committee on Human Rights heard evidence on the work of the Equality and Human Rights Committee.
EU member states have two years to implement the procurement Directive that came into force on 17 April 2014, confirming that the principle of equal treatment applies to national procurement procedures and public contracts.
On 30 April 2014, the Home Secretary gave an oral statement to Parliament on reforms to police stop and search powers.
In March 2014, the EHRC and the Welsh Government signed a Concordat that sets out an agreed approach for an effective relationship between the two organisations.
The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Strategy outlines the goals and priorities of the Council of Europe Programme on Gender Equality for the years 2014-2017.
The first same sex marriages took place on 29 March 2014. This follows the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
In February 2014, a recommendation to ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all older persons’ was adopted by the Council of Europe.
On 26 February 2014, the EHRC announced that the Disability Committee will end as a formal statutory committee in 2017.
On Saturday 8 March 2014, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the government published an updated violence against women and girls action plan.