The need for a legislative framework for ensuring equality of opportunity is not seriously questioned in the UK. The present legislation falls short of the standards set by EU law, international human rights law, and the Human Rights Act. In writing this report, the authors set out to develop an accessible and cost-effective legislative framework for ensuring equality of opportunity, and to propose other measures which will promote equal opportunity policies and spur compliance with those policies.
Sir Bob Hepple QC,FBA is Emeritus Master of Clare College; Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge, and Honorary Professor of Law in the University of Cape Town. He has acted as an independent expert for the ILO and EU. Mary Coussey is a Senior Associate of the Judge Institute of Management Studies in the University of Cambridge. Tufyal Choudhury is a Lecturer in the Department of Law at Durham University.