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How is our work influencing life in Northern Ireland and delivering equality? Learn more about our policy, legal and research work.

Law reform

We have a duty to keep equality laws under review and advise government
on ways they could be improved. This section looks at our
recommendations for strengthening legal
protection against discrimination.

Law reform
Select an option below:

Law Reform

Download our Proposals for Legislative Reform (pdf)

Read our recommendations for the adoption of a Single Equality Act

Download our Gender Law Reform recommendations: Key Point Briefing (pdf)

Consultation Response
Ministry of Justice: Human Rights Act Reform - a Modern Bill of Rights (pdf)

Programme for Government

The Equality Commission has set out its recommendations in relation to the next Programme for Government and Budget of the NI Executive.

These include actions relating to Equality Law Reform. Read our:

key point briefing (pdf) or
recommendations in full (pdf)

Policy News

Gaps in equality law - NI / GB 

The Equality Act 2010 in GB does not affect the law here. Learn more about the widening gaps between equality law here and elsewhere in the UK.