Aside from this the Human Rights Act provides the public with the protection from the conventional bodies of the state. It provides them with their basic rights and outlaws the breach of these rights by state authorities as well.
The Equality Act of 2006 is based on the concept of equality and human rights as well and has been implemented to replace the EOC, CRE and SEC. “The Equality Act 2006 also creates a duty on public authorities to promote equality of opportunity between women and men (‘the gender duty’), and prohibit sex discrimination and harassment in the exercise of public functions (due in April 2007). This provision amends the Sex Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Equal Pay Act 1970 (as amended by the Employment Equality (Sex Discrimination) Regulations 2005.” (‘Anti-discrimination legislation – a brief explanation’, p3)
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