On 12 November 2012, the British Academy Policy Centre, EDF and the EDF Research Network held a seminar about recent human rights developments in the UK.
On 14 November 2012, the European Commission proposed EU legislation to accelerate progress towards a better gender balance on the corporate boards of European companies.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance’s General Policy Recommendation no. 14 on combating racism and racial discrimination in employment was issued in September 2012.
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 was passed in March 2012 and comes into force in January 2013.
The ban on age discrimination in the provision of services came into force on 1 October 2012.
In September 2012, the Cabinet Office updated its Procurement Pledge to support the role of the voluntary and community sector.
The European Commission has written to the BHA to say it will investigate whether UK legislation around state funded ‘faith’ schools breaches European employment laws in relation to religion or belief discrimination.
In July 2012, the Government published a response to its consultation on Charging Fees in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
In June 2012, the Council of the European Union adopted a Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy with an Action Plan to put it into practice.
Changes to the family migration Immigration Rules came into effect on 9 July 2012 that will affect non-EEA nationals using the family migration route.