The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) exists to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity, and protect and promote human rights.
The commission has published their new strategic plan for 2019-2022 and a business plan for the current year.
The strategic plan sets out the EHRC priorities for their work in the years ahead and identifies the impact they want to acheive in the long term to acheive their mandate.
The business plan gives more detail around how they plan to deliver the aims and priorities.
The EHRC Core Aim:
To ensure strong equality and human rights laws protect people, seek to close gaps in the data showing what is happening in practice and use our unique powers to uphold the system of equality and human rights protections.
The five priority aims:
People in Britain have equal access to the labour market and are treated fairly at work
Public transport supports the economic and social inclusion of disabled people and older people
People can access redress when they are wronged and have a fair trial in the criminal justice system
The education system promotes good relations with others and respect for equality and human rights
Rules and practice governing entry into, exit from and treatment in institutions respect equality and human rights standards