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Statutory Code of Practice on the Duty to  Promote Race Equality

The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) required responses to its consultation paper - ‘Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 – Statutory Code of Practice on the Duty to  Promote Race Equality’.  This consultation paper focused on the duty on public authorities to promote race equality, arising out of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

FAIR's response to this paper included the following points:

  • Acceptance by of the centrality of religion in racial dynamics.
  • Incorporated provisions against religious discrimination into corporate policies.
  • Duty on a wide range of public authorities to promote race equality. Public authorities should have regard to the need to

(a) eliminate unlawful racial discrimination;
(b) promote equality of opportunity;
(c) promote good race relations between people of different racial groups.

  • FAIR believes the codes adopted under the RRAA 2000 ought to recognise  the cultural and religious dimensions of racial discrimination to promote best practice amongst organisations;

Download Submission Document on CRE Code of Practice