Enforcement and Oversight
Last updated May 2010
Anti-discrimination laws also generally designate a specific oversight body with power to enforce the legislation, such as an equality commission or a national human rights institution. Enforcement agencies should be empowered under law to facilitate:
  • Filing of complaints;
  • Investigation of complaints;
  • Resolution or settlement of claims through conciliation or adjudication;
  • Gathering data on the problem;
  • Recommendations for systems or legislative reform; and
  • Support to victims throughout the process.
Examples of such enforcement bodies with oversight of sexual harassment issues include: