Over the years, the DLA has established a reputation for its knowledge, expertise and understanding of discrimination law issues. Government departments and other statutory agencies regularly seek our views on changes and development in law and policy areas.
Participation from members ensures that our contributions to policy and public debates are grounded in and informed by the experiences of those affected by discrimination cases and issues on a daily basis.
This page lists all of the submissions and responses that the DLA has made to government and European Commission consultations, as well as contributions it has made to research, surveys and consultations by other organisations. The most recent submissions are listed first.
As an added resource, for some consultations we have added links to the responses from other organisations.
Discrimination Law Association response to consultation Equality Act 2010: The Public sector Equality Duty – Promoting equality through transparency
The DLA has been considering the draft Guidance from the Office of Disability Issues - overall it found it a helpful document but has put forward a number of suggestions on certain points
The specific duties play a vital role in setting out what approach authorities should take towards compliance with the general duty, but the DLA has reservations about the proposed changes to the specific duties.
The members of the DLA wished to bring a list of issues of concern about the proposed Equality Bill to the attention of the House of Commons Committee considering the bill. This list formed ther basis of this submission to the Committee
To find out why we think that the goal of tackling socioeconomic disadvantage is important and meritorious, but one that requires a broad, thorough, well-informed and consistent approach at the highest level of policy-making in all areas of Government (central and local) from health to social welfare to housing to education to employment download a copy of our submission here.