Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, A/HRC/17/40, 24 May 2011
III. DISCRIMINATION BASED ON WORK AND DESCENT, INCLUDING DISCRIMINATION ON CASTE AND ANALOGOUS SYSTEMS OF HERITED STATUS.
B. Good practices and contemporary challenges
(c) Other parts of the world and the diaspora
67. Despite the limited information available on the issue, the Special Rapporteur has identified a good practice regarding the diaspora community in the United Kingdom, where the previous anti-discrimination legal regime has been replaced by the Equality Act 2010. This legislative framework aims to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. Initially, the Act covered nine protected characteristics (sex, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity) in areas such as work, education and goods and services. It makes provision for the advancement of equality, through the public sector equality duty and through positive action.
Link to full text of the report: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/17session/A-HRC-17-40.pdf