Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010) 9/2/11

Monday 7 February 2011

Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010)
Human Rights Seminar Series 2010-11
Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Wednesday, 9 February

Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010)
Meena Varma, Executive Director of Dalit Solidarity Network UK

Section 9 of the UK Equality Act 2010 enables the Government to amend the Act to add "caste" to the current definition of "race". Meena Varma will discuss the process and challenges of securing this provision and the government deliberations on whether to make prohibition of caste-based discrimination fully part of the Equality Act 2010.

Time: 5.30-7pm

Location: Room G32
Senate House, South Block
University of London
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Contact for information: troy.rutt@sas.ac.uk
http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events/event-details.html?id=8756