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Education Michelle Daley speaking into a microphone as someone holds up a large piece of paper in front of her
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Thousands of disabled children have won new protection from being unfairly excluded from school after a judge ruled that the government’s equality laws were unlawful. The upper tribunal ruled last week that a 13-year-old pupil, known as “L” for legal reasons, should not have been excluded from his school because his behaviour was linked
Politics The Houses of Parliament
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A committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into the difficulties faced by disabled people and other protected groups who need to enforce their rights under the Equality Act. The Commons women and equalities committee said it was concerned that the 2010 act “creates an unfair burden” on individuals who want to enforce their
Human Rights Lord Low speaking in the House of Lords
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The equality and human rights watchdog has appointed eight disabled people to its disability committee, including leading activists, advisers and academics. The new appointments mean that all 14 members of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) disability advisory committee (DAC) will be disabled people. The committee was formed last year to replace the
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