The second edition of ‘Equality. The Legal Framework’ by Bob Hepple brings forward the story of the Equality Act 2010 to cover the first four years of its implementation.
‘The Government response to the Second Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution Session 2014/15: Criminal Justice and Courts Bill’ was published in September 2014.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) published an updated factsheet on gender identity issues in August 2014.
In September 2014, Věra Jourová was appointed the first Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.
On 22 September 2014, the EHRC announced an investigation into unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation of employees by the Metropolitan Police Service.
The vision of the Accessible Britain Challenge is for communities to become more inclusive and accessible by engaging and working with disabled people to remove barriers that get in the way of them being full and active contributors in their community.
In September 2014 the Government published updates on its disability strategy and documents showing the progress that has been made.
In August 2014, the Scottish Government called for further powers to deliver at least 40 per cent female representation on public boards.
On 26 August 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May officially launched a new scheme to reform police use of stop and search powers.
The ECNI’s race equality policy paper highlights the need to combat prejudicial attitudes and to develop robust and reliable statistical information to better target and monitor key policies and actions.