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ERIC Number: ED453323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The General Duty To Promote Racial Equality: Guidance for Public Authorities on Their Obligations under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
This publication helps British public authorities understand the implications of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and comply with their new general duty to promote racial equality, pending introduction by the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) of statutory codes of practice in late 2001. Section 1, "Racial Discrimination," discusses what racial discrimination is, when it is unlawful, who is liable for racially discriminatory acts, and whether there is a right of redress against racial discrimination. Section 2, "The General Duty to Promote Racial Equality," examines what the general duty is, to which public authorities it applies, and what it means in practice. Section 3, "Complying with the General Duty," discusses steps public authorities should take to comply with the general duty, whether the general duty applies to private or voluntary organizations carrying out a public authority's functions, how the general duty will affect a public authority's participation in partnerships, how positive action can be used to comply with the general duty, and whether the general duty is enforceable. Section 4, "Specific Duties, Codes of Practice and Enforcement," discusses what specific duties are, what the CRE codes of practice will cover, and whether the specific duties are enforceable. Appendixes include a detailed list of public authorities subject to the general duty and authorities proposed for addition in the future. (SM)
Commission for Racial Equality, Elliot House, 10-12 Allington Street, London SW1E 5EH, England, United Kingdom. Tel: 020-7828-7022; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom