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Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

Summary of the 2000 Act

8.The 2000 Act’s main purposes are to:

  • extend further the 1976 Act in relation to public authorities, outlawing race discrimination in functions not previously covered;

  • place a duty on specified public authorities to work towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination and promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups;

  • make chief officers of police vicariously liable for acts of race discrimination by police officers; and

  • amend the exemption under the 1976 Act for acts done for the purposes of safeguarding national security.

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