Towards Equality and Diversity
Implementing the Employment and Race Directives
FAIR gathered a number of experts together to write a detailed
response to the Government’s consultation paper ‘Towards Equality
and Diversity – Implementing the Employment and Race Directives’
Main points of address:
Anomalies in current anti-discrimination
For example, whilst
the protection and provisions of the RRAA 2000
are extended to some religious minority
communities, like Jews and Sikhs, they are not
extended to Muslims.
status of the Muslim Community in Britain.
One of the points highlighted was that as a result of
unfair legislation, the defining experience of large numbers of
Muslims in Britain today is of social exclusion, the
involuntary marginalisation of Muslims from mainstream social,
economic and political institutions.
The Scope of the Proposed Legislation
After the proposed implementation, unlike
Sikhs and Jews, Muslims will still not be protected from
discrimination in the following areas:
(a) Social protection (including social security and health care);
(c) Goods and services available to the public (including
(d) Social advantages (e.g., housing benefit, student maintenance
grants and loans, bus passes for senior citizens, etc.).
Legislative Procedure for Implementation of Directives
Substance of Legislation
Interim Institutional Arrangements
Policy Initiatives and Institutional Changes
Research and Monitoring
Public Representations of Muslims – the Media and Education
Download 'Towards Equality & Diversity' Submission