Describe the Human Legal and Human Rights That Protect Citizens in the U.K

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Laws that protect human rights in the United Kingdom. 1. Equality Act 2006 The Equality Act 2006 purpose is to establish the commission for Equality and Human Rights. It also makes it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of religion or belief in provision of goods and services, education and the exercise of public functions. This act creates a duty for public authorities to promote equality of opportunity for men and women, and to prohibit sex discrimination in the exercise of public functionality. All public services have a general duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination of any kind. The Equality Act received Royal Assent on 16 February 2006. 2. Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 has consolidated existing equality law (Equality Act 2006) into a single piece of legislation and has introduced a number of reforms. It also widens the scope for associative discrimination and discrimination based on perceived protected characteristics. Nine characteristics are; Age, disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation. 3. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 The Disability Discrimination Act defines disability and identifies those with rights under the Act as having a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities. This Act makes it unlawful to treat a disabled person less favourable in terms of
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