The DLA brings together a broad range of discrimination law practitioners, policy experts, academics and concerned individuals, all united around a commitment to improving equality law, practice, education and advice for those who face discrimination.

Our activities include submitting responses to government consultations, sharing experiences and expertise through practitioner group meetings, disseminating information and knowledge via our Briefings journal, email updates, conferences and seminars.



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  • Election Statement


    The DLA  Executive Committee has recently endorsed this Election Statement, which sets out principles for fair election campaigns. The statement was drafted by Race Equality Matters (REM), a group of people active in the field of race relations and equality. Others who have now endorsed it include the TUC, the Equal Rights Trust, the Runnymede Trust, Operation Black Vote, the GMB, Just West Yorkshire, Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council and a number of other race and equality organisations. The purpose of this Election Statement is to discourage racist campaigning and to promote fairness and accuracy in election material.  It asks politicians, public bodies, organisations and influential individuals to endorse the principles and to take the action described within, while acting within the law.  If you and/or your organisation endorse the Statement, please send confirmation to REM: who will seek to publicise the Statement and the support it is receiving and also publicise your endorsement of the Statement, place it on your website and use it in your relevant local or national activities. The more it is seen and used the better chances it will achieve its aims.  With the statement we also provide a guide for local authorities on relevant law.

    Active Members database 

    Would you like to be more involved in the work and/or the activities of the DLA? As part of a new initiative to benefit from the expertise of our wider membership, the DLA executive committee is setting up an active members database. We will draw on this database for assistance with writing case reports for Briefings; suggesting topics and speakers for our Practitioners Group Programme and for conferences, as well as seeking feedback and comments on responses to government and professional consultation.


    We invite any member with expertise or particular interest in these areas of work to submit their profile and contact details on the attached form (here).


    Any assistance will of course be on a voluntary basis, and we expect that almost all contact and discussion will take place by phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you.