Equality and human rights legal framework – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

The Welsh Government has committed to strengthen the equality and human rights legal framework, but evidence of sustained positive outcomes for people in Wales is limited. Within its devolution settlement, the Welsh Government has made plans to commence the socio-economic duty, as well as consider how to strengthen the Public Sector Equality Duty and further incorporate human rights treaties. However, some commitments remain outstanding and there has been an uneven approach to implementation. 

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on the equality and human rights legal framework.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 18/03/2021