EHRC Roundtable on reforming the Public Sector Equality Duty specific duties this Thursday, 13th February - your views sought

Date published: 
10 February 2020

The DLA will be represented at an EHRC roundtable on reforming the Public Sector Equality Duty specific duties this coming Thursday, 13th February.

 

As you will know, the Public Sector Equality Duty has its roots in the Macpherson Report into the circumstances surrounding the murder of Stephen Lawrence, and the subsequent police investigation. The vision behind the duty was that it would be a powerful tool for tackling systemic discrimination, but as we approach the 10th anniversary of the PSED, it's clear that, while it has led to some positive change, it has not fully lived up to this vision.

 

The EHRC have been working internally on proposals to reform the duty, making it more outcomes-focussed and evidence based.  They are engaging Government on the proposals and also want to get a wide range of input from interested organisations. The first roundtable they are planning is with equality and discrimination experts including civil society, lawyers and academics.

 

If you know of any relevant issues, please email details (by this Wednesday 12th February) to our Administrator on info@discriminationlaw.org.uk so that they can be fed into the roundtable discussion.