Race Relations Act 1976

Race Relations Act 1976

The Race Relations Act 1976 was established by the British Parliament to prevent discrimination on the grounds of race.

Items that are covered include discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin in the fields of employment, the provision of goods and services, education and public functions.

The Act also established the Commission for Racial Equality with a view to review the legislation.

The Act incorporates the earlier Race Relations Act 1965 and Race Relations Act 1968 and was later amended by the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000, notably including a statutory duty on public bodies to promote race equality, and to demonstrate that procedures to prevent race discrimination are effective.

In 2003 additional regulations made certain forms of discrimination due to religious belief illegal also.

ee also

* [http://www.cre.gov.uk/legal/rra.html CRE page relating to race relations legislation]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/8/newsid_4457000/4457112.stm BBC report on the introduction of the race relations Acts]
* [http://www.cre.gov.uk/40years/act_one.html CRE pages outlining the 1965, 1968 and 1976 Race Relations Acts]

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