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The Equality and Human Rights Commission
) was set up by the Equality Act 2006
, replacing the Commission for Racial Equality, Disability Rights Commission, and Equal Opportunities Commission.
The EHRC's remit, widened by the Equality Act 2010 is to "promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment."
The Commission is headed by a board of Commissioners, including Evelyn Asante-Mensah.
Previous commissioners have included Angela Mason and Ben Summerskill.
- ↑ http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/about-us/the-commissioners/