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Title: Equality and Human Rights Commission Jackie Driver, Head of Policy- Planning and Environment


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Equality and Human Rights Commission Jackie
Driver, Head of Policy- Planning and Environment
  • Should religion or belief based organisations
    have exemptions from equality laws?

2
The right to flourish a modern definition of
equality
  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission
    champions equality and human rights for all,
    working to eliminate discrimination, reduce
    inequality, protect human rights and to build
    good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair
    chance to participate in society.

3
Legislation
  • Under section 3 of the Equality Act 2006 the EHRC
    is tasked with
  • "encouraging and supporting the development of a
    society in which-
  • (a) people's ability to achieve their potential
    is not limited by prejudice or discrimination
  • (b) there is respect for and protection of each
    individual's human rights
  • (c) there is respect for the dignity and worth of
    each individual
  • (d) each individual has an equal opportunity to
    participate in society, and
  • (e) there is mutual respect between groups based
    on understanding and valuing of diversity and on
    shared respect for equality and human rights

4
Current human rights and equality law approaches
to conflicting rights
5
The context
6
Courts decisions
7
Framing the tasks
  • Inflexible positions
  • Principled approach
  • Pragmatic approach

8
Models for balancing rights
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Equality and Human Rights Commission Helpline
contact numbers  0845 604 6610 - England main
number0845 604 6620 - England textphone0845 604
6630 - England fax Wales 0845 604 8810 - Wales
main number0845 604 8820 - Wales textphone0845
604 8830 - Wales fax Scotland 0845 604 5510 -
Scotland Main0845 604 5520 - Scotland
textphone0845 604 5530 - Scotland Fax
Enquiries http//www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/
Pages/enquiry
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Building a society built on fairness and respect
where people are confident in all aspects of
their diversity.
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