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Date and time
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 09:30 to 16:30
Address
Binks Building, Parkgate Road
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 4BJ
United Kingdom

About the Event

We are now approaching the five-year anniversary of the introduction of the Equality Act 2010. This has arguably been one of the most important and challenging pieces of legislation introduced in the last decade. As such, it is a timely opportunity to bring together those who are researching and practising in this area to contribute to a review of the implications of this legislation five years on. The conference sought to undertake a review of the implications of the Equality Act 2010 and encouraged contributions from those conducting socio-legal and scholarly research in this area.

The Conference offered the opportunity to explore the impact of the Equality Act 2010 and to also consider the way in which this legislation will continue in its purpose to promote equality and protect against discrimination into the 21st Century.

Further, we are delighted that the editors of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Discrimination and the Law (Print ISSN: 1358-2291, Online ISSN: 2047-9468) have agreed to host a special double edition of the journal based on the Equality Act 2010 Conference to be published in 2016.

Suggested themes for exploration included (but were not limited to):

  • The Public Sector Equality Duty
  • Intersectionality
  • Hierarchy of Protected Characteristics
  • Positive Action
  • Implications of the Equality Act 2010 for charities/the voluntary sector
  • Education
  • Strategic Enforcement

Key Note speakers

Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC, FBA is Emeritus Master of Clare College, and Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Cambridge. He is Honorary President of the Industrial Law Society and of the Equal Rights Trust. In 2013 the International Labour Law Research Network gave him an award for distinguished career contribution to labour law, and in 2014 he was awarded the South African Order of Luthuli (Gold) for his exceptional contribution to the struggle for human rights and democracy.

Colm O'Cinneide is a Reader in Law at University College London. He has published extensively in the field of human rights and anti-discrimination law, and is currently the General Rapporteur of the European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe. He has also acted as specialist legal adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the UK Parliament in respect of the Equality Act 2010, and is a member of the academic advisory panel of Blackstone Chambers.

Presentations slides available here 

Presentation slides

 

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Binks Building, Parkgate Road
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 4BJ
United Kingdom