In April 2007, the Commission for Equality and Human Rights published its draft vision and mission statement for consultation and comment.
A Britain at ease with all aspects of its diversity, built on fairness and respect for all.
The Commission for Equality and Human Rights is the independent advocate for equality and human rights in Britain. The CEHR aims to reduce inequality, eliminate discrimination, strengthen good relations between people, and promote and protect human rights.
The CEHR will challenge prejudice and disadvantage, and promote the importance of human rights.
The CEHR is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It will enforce equality legislation on age, disability and health, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status, and encourage compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998.
The CEHR will work to bring about effective change, using its influence and authority to ensure that equality and human rights remain at the top of agendas for government, employers and society. It will campaign for social change and justice.
The CEHR will act directly and by fostering partnerships at local, regional and national levels. It will stimulate debate on equality and human rights. It will give advice and guidance, including to businesses, the voluntary and public sectors, and also to individuals.
The CEHR will develop an evidence based understanding of the causes and effects of inequality for people across Britain, and will be an authoritative voice for reform.
The closing date for comments was 25 May 2007.