- Race Relations Act 1976
The Race Relations Act
1976was established by the British Parliamentto 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 Equalitywith a view to review the legislation.
The Act incorporates the earlier
Race Relations Act 1965and Race Relations Act 1968and 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.
* [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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