The Equality Act 2010: five-years on

Organised by the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity, University of Chester, in collaboration with the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool.


Monday, 22nd June, 2015 09:00 - 17:00

A one- day conference, University of Chester


Conference Themes

We are now approaching the five-year anniversary of the introduction of the Equality Act 2010. This has arguably been one of the most important and challenging pieces of legislation introduced in the last decade. As such, it is a timely opportunity to bring together those who are researching and practising in this area to contribute to a review of the implications of this legislation five years on. The conference will seek to undertake a review of the implications of the Equality Act 2010 and encourages contributions from those conducting socio-legal and scholarly research in this area.

The Conference will offer the opportunity to explore the impact of the Equality Act 2010 and to also consider the way in which this legislation will continue in its purpose to promote equality and protect against discrimination into the 21st Century.

Further, we are delighted that the editors of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Discrimination and the Law (Print ISSN: 1358-2291, Online ISSN: 2047-9468) have agreed to host a special double edition of the journal based on the Equality Act 2010 Conference to be published in 2016.

Suggested themes for exploration include (but are not limited to):

  • The Public Sector Equality Duty
  • Intersectionality
  • Hierarchy of Protected Characteristics
  • Positive Action
  • Implications of the Equality Act 2010 for charities/the voluntary sector
  • Education
  • Strategic Enforcement


Call for papers is open.

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