How we live together is one of the big challenges of the twenty-first century: as serious as climate change and more immediate. A milestone along the road to a fairer, more equal Britain, the new Equality and Human Rights Commission opened on 1 October 2007. The new commission is 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.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission acts not only for the disadvantaged, but for everyone in society, and can use its new enforcement powers where necessary to guarantee people’s equality. It also has a mandate to promote understanding of the Human Rights Act.URL: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com