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A review of action plans developed by public authorities in
relation to their statutory equality and good relations duties

Conley, Hazel; Warren, Stella


Hazel Conley
Professor in Human Resource Management


This review, commissioned by the Equality Commission for NI (Commission), examines the development of Equality Action Plans (EAPs) by public authorities in Northern Ireland. The statutory equality and good relations duties set out in s.75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (the Act) have been requirements on public authorities in carrying out their functions for more than 15 years. The Commission continues to advise public authorities on the implementation of their Equality Schemes to fulfil the duties to pay due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity and regard to the desirability of promoting good relations, and continues to keep the effectiveness of the duties under review. The purpose of this project is to gather evidence of not only the extent to which the recommendations in its Guides have been adopted and implemented, but also whether the processes recommended have helped public authorities to focus on improving equality outcomes: having tangible positive impacts on those who have experienced inequalities and made improvements for people.


relation to their statutory equality and good relations duties

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date May 12, 2017
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords equality, Northern Ireland act, equality action plans
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Additional Information Corporate Creators : Equality Commission for Northern Ireland


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