“The Commission for Racial Equality, which is to be wound up later this month, is to make a final plea to the government this week to make an explicit commitment to the creation of an integrated Britain where inequality is rooted out and active civic participation by people from all backgrounds is encouraged.”
The Guardian, 18th September 2007
“Lawyers view racial equality as the crucial issue in the legal profession’s battle to boost diversity, while the need to properly monitor diversity statistics is also acknowledged as a priority for law firms. Clare Ruckin reports on the latest Big Question survey.”
Legal Week, 30th August 2007
Discrimination by nationality is not racial bias
Court of Appeal
“The British Government’s scheme in 2000 for making ex gratia single payments of £10,000 to each surviving member of five specified categories of persons who had been imprisoned by the Japanese during the Second World War, or their surviving spouses, did not unlawfully discriminate against a Pakistani citizen, captured and imprisoned while serving in the Indian Army, who could not meet the criteria set out in the scheme.”
The Times, 9th May 2007
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R (Dost Mohammed) v. Secretary of State for Defence  EWCA Civ 983
“The scheme adopted by the British Government in 2000 to make an ex gratia single payment of £10,000 to each surviving member of five specified categories of persons who had been imprisoned by the Japanese during the Second World War, or their surviving spouses, did not unlawfully discriminate on grounds of race against a Pakistani citizen who had been captured while serving in the Indian army and who could not meet the criteria set out in the scheme.”
WLR Daily, 1st May 2007
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“Warwick University has agreed to pay £35,000 in compensation, subject to appeal, to an Irish academic after a unanimous employment tribunal ruling that it discriminated against her on the grounds of her race. The Birmingham tribunal ruled last month that the university failed to select Patricia Walls for a research job because she was Irish and gave the post to a less-qualified candidate instead.”
The Guardian, 23rd April 2007