journeys at home and abroad
More recently I was involved in a piece of EHRC research on equalities law in relation to religion and belief. What struck me (listening to the barristers, lawyers & academics) was the individual nature of legal redress – and also its expense.
Taking legal action if you feel you’ve suffered discrimination is mostly out of the question unless you have a backer. Much of the exclusion and marginalisation I come across isn’t experienced individually but as a community. The legal protection provided by human rights legislation seems pretty remote to grassroots communities.