Equality Legislation – could a Single Equality Act replace the patchwork of legislation?

16m | Jul 25, 2022

Would a Single Equality Act be the answer to Northern Ireland’s sagging patchwork of equality laws? Barrister Catherine Casserley of Cloisters, London tells broadcaster Maggie Taggart about the opportunities for Northern Ireland to lead the world with new legislation. She also outlines some of the lessons of Great Britain’s Equality Act 2010. And Kathryn McNickle, ECNI’s Senior Policy Officer, explains why the Commission advocates the move to a Single Equality Act.

The Equality Commission is recommending a Single Equality Act for Northern Ireland and, in the meantime, some fixes for specific pieces of legislation. This series of podcasts looks in more detail at some of those areas and what can be done to improve protection against discrimination in Northern Ireland.

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