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Course Aims:

This podcast explores the means by which members of the public can challenge discrimination and harassment by the police and other criminal justice bodies. In particular, it looks at the domestic and international legislative landscape to this area, the types of prohibited conduct and the scope of protection.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know where to find the law relating to different types of discrimination;
  • Understand what will be considered prohibited conduct;
  • Appreciate the different categories of discrimination provided for in the legislation;
  • Understand the scope of protection offered by the legislation;
  • Learn the procedure for commencing proceedings against the police;
  • Be familiar with the court approach to evidence in discrimination cases;
  • Be aware of the defences to an alleged harasser;
  • Know the relevant provisions of the Human Rights Act;
  • Appreciate the changes that will be brought in by the Equality Act 2010.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • The Sex Discrimination Act 1975;
  • The Race Relations Act 1976;
  • The Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
  • The Equality Act 2006;
  • The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007;
  • The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000;
  • The Equality Act 2010;
  • The Human Rights Act 1998;
  • The European Convention on Human Rights;
  • Brooks v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2002] EWCA Civ 647;
  • Hallam v Avery [2001] 1 WLR 655;
  • King v GB China Centre [1991] IRLR 513 CA;
  • Vento v Chief Constable of Yorkshire [2003] IRLR 102;
  • Da'Bell v NSPCC [2010] IRLR 19;
  • Michalak v London Borough of Wandsworth [2003] 1 WLR 617;
  • R (Elias) v Secretary of State for Defence [2006] 1 WLR 1213;
  • R (on the application of B) v Director of Public Prosecutions (defendant) & Equality and Human Rights Commission (Intervener) (2009) 1 Cr App R 38.

This podcast examines the different ways in which police conduct is regulated. It aims to give the listener an overview of the discrimination and harassment provisions which apply to claims in this area.

Podcast added: 26/08/2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-28

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