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.
Many thanks to all those who attended the DLA AGM and annual social event on Tuesday, 25th February 2014.
Our guest speaker was Lou Englefield, director of Pride Sports, who spoke very eloquently on “Homophobia in Football - Tackling Discrimination in the Beautiful Game” and was happy to answer the many questions that her talk provoked.
Pride Sports is the UK’s LGBT Sports Development and Equality organisation, established in 2006. In 2012 Pride Sports took over the delivery of the Football v Homophobia campaign, an annual initiative to raise awareness of and tackle LGBT discrimination in football.
The DLA is very grateful to Doughty Street Chambersfor hosting the meeting.
The DLA has submitted a response to the Council of Europe’s Review of the longer-term future of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights (sections : Future challenges to the Convention system, Subsidiarity and Mechanisms required at the European level to ensure effective protection of individual rights and authoritative interpretation of the Convention).
You can view the DLA's response here
You can view the original "call for views" here