Equality and Human Rights Commission

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the UK's national equality body established to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of all in the UK.

The EHRC enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The EHRC's responsibilities were previously undertaken by the separate Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).

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