London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Seminar 5

What is fair? Integrating human rights and equality in responses to austerity

Wed 25 May 2011, (we are grateful to the Law Society for hosting this event)

Council Chamber, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL (nearest underground stations Chancery Lane (Central Line), Temple and Blackfriars (Circle and District Lines)

The public sector Equality Duties come into force in April 2011, requiring public authorities to demonstrate that they are taking action on race, disability and gender equality in policy-making, delivering services and employment. How can equality laws be used to identify and, where necessary, challenge discriminatory impacts of austerity?  


5.15pm:  Registration and refreshments

6 - 8pm: 

Chair: Alice Donald, Senior Research Fellow in Human Rights, HRSJ Research Institute

Sarah Spencer CBE, Chair, Equality and Diversity Forum and Deputy Director, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford

Prof. Geraldine van Bueren, Professor of International Human Rights Law, Queen Mary, University of London and Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Anna Bird, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Fawcett Society

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