Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘the Commission’) is Britain’s equality and human rights regulator. Our human rights powers in Scotland extend to reserved matters. The Scottish Human Rights Commission has a mandate to promote and protect human rights in Scotland that fall within the competence of the Scottish Parliament.

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As a statutory non-departmental public body established by the Equality Act (EA) 2006, the Commission operates independently. We identify injustice and inequality, and we influence progress by sharing our evidence, insights and expertise. We encourage innovation and change to improve all areas of people’s lives.  

We use our unique powers to challenge discrimination and harassment and promote equality of opportunity. We work with other organisations and individuals to achieve our aims but are ready to take tough action against those who abuse the rights of others.  


Additional information:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is not able to provide advice directly to individuals. For advice, information or guidance on equality, discrimination or human rights issues, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service, a free and independent service. 

Telephone 0808 800 0082 

Textphone 0808 800 0084 

Hours         09:00 to 19:00 (Monday to Friday) 

10:00 to 14:00 (Saturday) 



2nd Floor
151 West George Street
G2 2JJ
United Kingdom

Phone: 0141 228 5910 (non helpline calls only)
Website: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com
Email: Scotland@equalityhumanrights.com
Minicom: 0203 117 0238 (textphone)

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