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Equality and Non-Discrimination

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

Reserving to all Archbishops, Bishops, Abbots, Priors, Templars, Hospitallers, Earls, Barons, and all Persons, as well Spiritual as Temporal, all their free Liberties and free Customs, which they have had in time passed. And all these Customs and Liberties aforesaid, which We have granted to be holden within this our Realm, as much as appertaineth to Us and our Heirs, we shall observe; and all Men of this our Realm, as well Spiritual as Temporal, as much as in them is, shall observe the same against all Persons, in like wise. … (Magna Carta, Closing Text: General Saving. Observance of these Liberties. Subsidy, in respect of this Charter and Charter of the Forest)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status. (Art. 14 of ECHR, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

… Equal opportunities, including the subject-matter of—
(a) the Equal Pay Act 1970,
(b) the Sex Discrimination Act 1975,
(c) the Race Relations Act 1976, and
(d) the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
(Scotland Act 1998, Part II – Specific Reservations, Sec. L2 – Equal Opportunities)4

Equality and Non-Discrimination

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

(1) A public authority shall in carrying out its functions relating to Northern Ireland have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity—
(a) between persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
(b) between men and women generally;
… (Northern Ireland Act 1998, Sec. 75)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

Every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions. … (Art. 1 ECHR First Protocol, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)

Minorities

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status. (Art. 14 of ECHR, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)

Political Rights and Association

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

(1) A person is entitled to be registered in the register of parliamentary electors for any constituency or part of a constituency if on the relevant date he—
(a) is resident in the constituency or that part of it;
(b) is not subject to any legal incapacity to vote (age apart);
(c) is either a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; and
(d) is of voting age.
… (Representation of the People Act 1983, Sec. 4)

Head of State

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

That the Succession to the Monarchy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and of the Dominions thereto belonging after Her most Sacred Majesty and in default of Issue of Her Majesty be remain and continue to the most Excellent Princess Sophia Electoress and Dutchess Dowager of Hanover and the Heirs of her body being Protestants upon whom the Crown of England is settled by an Act of Parliament made in England in the Twelfth year of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Third intituled an Act for the further Limitation of the Crown and better securing the rights and Liberites of the Subject And that all Papists and persons marrying Papists shall be excluded from and for ever incapable to inherit possess or enjoy the Imperial Crown of Great Britain and the Dominions thereunto belonging or any part thereof and in every such Case the Crown and Government shall from time to time descend to and be enjoyed by such person being a Protestant as should have inherited and enjoyed the same in case such Papist or person marrying a Papist was naturally dead according to the Provision for the descent of the Crown of England made by another Act of Parliament in England in the first year of the reign of Their late Majesties King William and Queen Mary intituled an Act declaring the Rights and Liberites of the Subject and settling the Succession of the Crown. (Union with Scotland Act 1706, Art. II)6

Political Rights and Association

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others, … (Art. 11 of ECHR, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)

Legislature

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

1. Her Majesty shall have power by letters patent to confer on any person a peerage for life having the incidents specified in subsection (2) of this section.

3. A life peerage may be conferred under this section on a woman. (Life Peerages Act 1958, Sec. 1)