A decade of change in British discrimination law: positive steps forward?

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The past decade has seen many developments in anti-discrimination law in Great Britain, from the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Treaty of Amsterdam 1997, to the EU framework directive for equal treatment in employment introducing three new protected grounds between 2003 and 2006 (and the subsequent extension beyond employment, in national law, of two of those grounds). All of these, and myriad implementing regulations, build on the national foundations set by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Race Relations Act 1976. With formal equality remaining the dominant model, this article looks at the scope for positive measures within British anti-discrimination law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-605
Number of pages11
JournalCommonwealth Law Bulletin
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008


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