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Sign the statement for the Coalition Against the Single Equalities Commission and for 6 +1

22/4/2004

“We are against being railroaded into something that we feel will not work for equalities groups ”

Statement:

The government has been pushing through a new single equalities body (Commission for Equality and Human Rights) despite a lack of support from the Black and minority ethnic grassroots, from disabled people and other equalities groups. Without grassroots support a new body would lack legitimacy or be able to speak on behalf of those communities. We are against being railroaded into something that we feel will not work for equalities groups.

  • We want 6 plus 1.
    • Six equality commissions Keep existing Race, Gender and Disability commissions and add three new commissions for age, sexual orientation and faith)
    • Plus one Human Rights Commission dedicated to working independently, with enforcement powers and which can drive a rights based culture for equalities in the UK
  • We want a Single Equalities Act with proper powers of enforcement to protect all
  • We want ringfenced levels of resources and expertise on all equalities issues and which must be guaranteed by all commissions.
  • We want the majority of commissioners responsible for enforcing the legislation to be representatives from those groups. (We are concerned that the "task force" set up to look at this new proposal is not representative.)
  • We want accountability to the communities most affected by these forms of discrimination. This must happen at a local level.
  • Training, Education and Advice both legal and of a general nature must be available at local centres for all equality areas

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Resources:

In defence of multiculturalism

pdfThe 1990 Trust's response to CICC consultation

pdf CEHR Timeline

Independent editorial

When Bertie met Trevor

CEHR update, Oct 2006

Teeth and their use

Improving Opportunity, Strengthening Society: One year On

The Zahid Mubarek Inquiry

pdf Dept. for Communities & Local Government Citizenship Survey

Responses to the Equalities Review Interim Report

The 1990 Trust Response to The Equalities Review Interim Report

Equalities Review Interim Report Briefing – Addressing Race Equality

pdf Our Rights, Our Future

pdf Improving Opportunity, Strengthening Society: The Government's race strategy

CRE response to DTI Statement on Commission for Equality and Human Rights

Equality and Diversity Forum welcomes the progress on a Commission for Equality and Human Rights

Summary of Changes to the CEHR

The 1990 Trust’s response to the CEHR White Paper

pdf Delivering equality and human rights for black and minority ethnic communities

Flush the academic racism in Blunkett’s office down the pan

Jacqui Smith answers questions on the Single Equalities Body

How to Contact your MP

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Race and Faith and Communities

Election Memory

Catalyst Magazine

UNITE TO PROTECT OUR RIGHTS: sign the statement against the erosion of civil liberties and human rights by new anti-terrorism proposals A Black Manifesto No 2 ID FREE FAROUQ PDP ASSOCIATES Power to the People

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