Equal Rights Trust urges central asian states to adopt comprehensive equality laws at annual OSCE conference

This evening, in Warsaw, the Equal Rights Trust will bring together participants at the 2017 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting to discuss the need for states in Central Asia to adopt comprehensive equality laws. Our event is being held alongside Europe’s largest annual human rights conference, which brings together government and non-government representatives from all 57 OSCE participating states to discuss states' commitment to democracy and human rights.

Equal Rights Trust develops knowledge on statelessness, sustainable development and the law

On Wednesday 7 September the Equal Rights Trust will take part in Advocates for International Development’s (A4ID) Rule of Law Knowledge Group to provide lawyers and others an introduction to statelessness as a conceptual tool and to highlight its connections with sustainable development and human rights.  

During the Group session, Legal and Programmes Officer at the Trust, Jade Glenister, will join speakers Chris Nash, Director and co-founder of the European Network on Statelessness and Amal de Chickera, Co-Director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.

Achieving Equal Nationality Rights, 22 September, Geneva

Geneva, 17 September 2015
Woman with banner reading Equal
Nationality laws in 27 countries prevent mothers from passing their nationality to their children on an equal basis with fathers. This discrimination results in a range of other significant human rights violations and suffering for individuals and families, contributing to myriad problems, including: statelessness; lack of access to public education, health care and other social services; child marriage; gender-based violence; unemployment and poverty. 

Equal Rights Trust Launches First Comprehensive Report on Inequality in Ukraine

Kyiv, 14 August 2015

On Friday 14 August the Equal Rights Trust launched In the Crosscurrents: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Ukraine. The report is the first time an in-depth analysis on discrimination felt by various groups across Ukraine has ever been undertaken, and it assesses how the recent conflict has exacerbated situations for these groups.   

Equal Rights Trust and Partners Focus on Protecting Stateless Rohingya at UNHCR NGO Consultations

London, 29 June 2015
The May 2015 tragedy that unfolded as thousands of Rohingya were left stranded at sea, alongside discoveries of trafficking camps and mass graves in Thailand and Malaysia, is the latest chapter in a decades-long saga of acute abuse and limited protection experienced by Rohingya.

Equal Rights Trust Address Gender Inequality in Nationality Laws at UN Commission on the Status of Women Event

London, 11 March 2015

The Equal Rights Trust’s Dimitrina Petrova will address leading scholars and activists on how to achieve gender equality in nationality laws during a parallel event of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)'s annual meeting this week.

Bob Hepple Lecture and Launch of New Litigators Guide at Matrix Chambers - Limited Places Still Available

On Wednesday 10 December 2014, Human Rights Day, the Equal Rights Trust will launch Economic and Social Rights in the Courtroom: A Litigator's Guide to Using Equality and Non-Discrimination Strategies to Advance Economic and Social Rights, at Matrix Chambers in London.