Written submission from the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex (OEU0007)to the Women and equalities Committee inquiry: ensuring strong equalities legislation after EU exit

Craig, Elizabeth, Danisi, Carmelo, Dustin, Moira, Ferreira, Nuno, Held, Nina, Millns, Susan, Taggart, Paul, Velluti, Samantha and Walters, Mark (2016) Written submission from the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex (OEU0007)to the Women and equalities Committee inquiry: ensuring strong equalities legislation after EU exit. Houses of Parliament.

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Abstract

Undoubtedly, the UK’s equalities legislation has become stronger in recent years providing important protection for people who experience discrimination. Nevertheless, this has happened in the context of widening economic inequality, cuts in public services and restrictions on access to justice – all of which make it harder for victims of discrimination to realise the rights that exist on paper. If the UK leaves the EU, the next few years will be a period of great political, economic and social instability when it will be vital to ensure that protection against discrimination is strengthened not weakened and that a culture of support for equality and human rights is promoted throughout the UK. The rights that must be protected benefit everyone in the UK, not only supporting marginalised people and victims of discrimination but also making workplaces fairer for all and underpinning the legitimacy of our democratic institutions.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Europe, Equality, Human Rights
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: K Law
Depositing User: Moira Dustin
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 10:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66900

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