The Equality and Human Rights Commission (previously known as the Commission for Equality and Human Rights) opened on 1 October 2007.
It replaces the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), as well as enforcing legislation protecting people from discrimination on the grounds of age, religion and belief, sexual orientation and transgender status and promoting compliance with the Human Rights Act.
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Incitement to religious hatred became a criminal offence in England and Wales on 1 October 2007 with the commencement of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act.
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The Equality and Diversity Forum submitted its response to the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Domestic Violence on 1 October 2007.
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On 5 September 2007, the Equality and Diversity Forum and JUSTICE held the first major UK conference focussing on positive action.
The event explored the role of positive action in achieving a more equal society. It was attended by participants from government departments, local authorities, voluntary organisations, trade unions, universities and other organisations.
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EDF and JUSTICE would like to thank Simmons and Simmons for generously providing the venue and catering.
This event was supported by the European Community Action Programme to combat discrimination (2001-2006). This programme was established to support the effective implementation of new EU anti-discrimination legislation. The six-year Programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective anti-discrimination legislation and policies, across the EU-25, EFTA and EU candidate countries. The Action Programme has three main objectives. These are to improve the understanding of issues related to discrimination, to develop the capacity to tackle discrimination effectively and to promote the values underlying the fight against discrimination.
The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of the European Commission Directorate-General Employment. Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for the use which might be made of the information in this publication.
The Government discrimination law consultation ‘A Framework for Fairness: Proposals for a Single Equality Bill for Great Britain’, closed on 4 September 2007.
The Equality and Diversity Forum responded to the consultation.
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