Lord Hain

Labour Peer

@peterhain

Equality and Human Rights

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of where prejudice or discrimination should be made illegal and where exceptions should be made to permit otherwise illegal discrimination. MPs have also voted on the degree to which "human rights" are protected.

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Lord Hain generally voted for laws to promote equality and human rights

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Major votes

  • On 30 Jan 2014: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Immigration Bill — New Clause 15 — Exemptions to Automatic Deportation of Criminals on Human Rights Grounds Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Lord Hain voted in favour of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights having a duty to support the development of a society where people's ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination and there is respect for human rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Lord Hain voted to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2012: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Human Rights Act 1998 Repeal Bill Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Hain voted against applying laws against work related discrimination to mariners. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — New Clause 3 — Mandatory pay audits Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2009: Lord Hain was absent for a vote on Equality Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 May 2009: Lord Hain voted no on Equality Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 10 Mar 2014: Lord Hain voted to make it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Show vote
  • On 13 Jul 2011: Lord Hain voted against requiring specified public bodies to publish objectives in relation to their duties to promote equality. Show vote

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