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From 1 October 2007, the Equality and Human Rights Commission took over the role and functions of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), with new responsibilities for sexual orientation, age, religion and belief, and human rights.

Many of those who worked in the previous equalities commissions joined the new Commission, creating a body with an enormous wealth of experience and knowledge about race, sex and disability equality and discrimination. We’ve also brought in experts in sexual orientation, age, religion and belief and human rights in order to cover all the aspects of our spectrum of responsibilities.

Previous commissions

Before the Equality and Human Rights Commission, there were three equality commissions: the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).