Court finds hotel owners discriminated against gay couple

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On 18 January 2011, a gay couple won their discrimination claim against the owners of a hotel in a case which was funded and led by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

The judge’s ruling in one of the first legal cases taken under the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 means that people in civil partnerships will have greater protection from discrimination.

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Council of Europe: Protecting Refugees

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The Protecting Refugees information pack, produced in 2010, is a joint initiative by the Council of Europe and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

This pack demonstrates not only the need to protect the rights of refugees, as millions continue to be forced from their homelands, but also the partnership between the Council of Europe and UNHCR and the role we can play, together, to help the refugees. It covers a range of important topics, such as asylum-seekers and detention, refugees and social and economic inclusion, refugees and violence, and stateless persons.

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brap guidance on managing and resolving conflict


‘Who moved my samosa?’ from brap is a short and punchy introduction to resolving competing equality claims.

Containing real-life examples, the guide sets out what a range of organisations have done to resolve conflict in the workplace and community. ‘Who moved my samosa?’ doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, but it’s a great place to start if you find yourself in the middle of a tricky conflict. It was published in January 2011 and is based on a research report that brap undertook for the Equality and Diversity Forum on ‘Managing Competing Equality Claims’.

Click here for link to ‘Who moved my samosa?’

Click here for link to ‘Managing Competing Equality Claims’