The Equal Rights Trust (The Trust) is the global centre for excellence in equality law. We are a not-for-profit, non-governmental international human rights organisation which exists to eliminate discrimination and ensure everyone can participate in society on an equal basis. We work in partnership with others around the world to ensure the adoption and implementation of equality laws. We pursue our objectives through advocacy, litigation, development of resources, and movement building.
This blog post was written by our Director, Jim Fitzgerald, and first published on the Oxford Human Rights Hub.
On 9 July 2019, the European Court of Human Rights found Russia in violation of the right to be free from torture and inhuman treatment (Article 3) and the right to be free from discrimination (Article 14) of the European Convention on Human Rights for failing to address gender-based violence within the state.
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The Equal Rights Trust has two positions available to join our Senior Management team as Head of Legal and Programmes and Head of Operations (part-time).
Head of Legal and Programmes:
Joanna Whiteman, Co-director of the Equal Rights Trust, has decided to step down from her role at this stage in the Trust’s journey and will be leaving, after seven years, on 31 July 2019. Looking forward, the Board of Trustees has decided to appoint Jim Fitzgerald as sole Director, leading the implementation of our five year strategy.
Do you know of somebody who has made a significant contribution to combating discrimination or advancing equality, but who has not yet received the widespread recognition they deserve? If so, please nominate them for the fifth annual Bob Hepple Equality Award.
The Equal Rights Trust celebrates the recognition of Huda Al-Sarari – a Yemeni human rights defender who has played a pivotal role in exposing secret prisons and detention sites operated by foreign governments in Yemen – as one of three Aurora Humanitarians, one of whom will be named the Aurora Prize Laureate in October 2019.
European Committee of Social Rights finds Bulgarian family allowances laws discriminatory
Today, the Equal Rights Trust launches Equality in Practice: Implementing Serbia’s Equality Laws. The result of both desk-based research and extensive field research, including focus groups, community consultation meetings and 57 one-to-one interviews, the study evaluates the effectiveness of the current legal and policy framework on equality in Se