Promoting Better Implementation of Equality and Non-discrimination Law in India
This project started in May 2009 and most activities including research and capacity building events were concluded in the second half of 2011. It was implemented in partnership with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) with the objective of developing the capacity of Indian NGOs, lawyers and judiciary to implement equality and non-discrimination law through promotion of national, regional and international standards and best practice.
Update on recent activities
In July-September 2011, ERT project officer supported by HRLN and ERT colleagues and volunteers from University College London drafted a report on equality and non-discrimination law in India which will be published during 2012. The report will be distributed within India, to human rights activists, lawyers and members of the judiciary, and it is hoped that it will be a valuable resource both for future advocacy efforts and for those representing clients in cases involving issues relating to equality and non-discrimination. The report will also serve as a resource for those individuals who attended a training workshop in December 2009 and a judicial colloquium in January 2011 in their ongoing work in the field of equality and non-discrimination. Please click here to view some photos from the training workshop and from the judicial colloquium.
Impact of this project
The outcomes of the project so far include: (1) an increased capacity on modern equality law among civil society organisations, lawyers and judges, achieved through training of NGOs and lawyers (Mumbai, 2009) and a judicial colloquium for judges of the Supreme and High courts of India (Delhi, 2011); and (2) a tangible impact on the capacity of Indian lawyers and civil society organisations to litigate equality cases in India.