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Experts Urge New Era of Global Human Rights and Equality Amidst Economic Turmoil

More than 120 of the world’s leading human rights and equality experts are today calling for the most radical re-think of equal rights in two generations as global economic turmoil holds nations in its grip.

Signatories from 44 nations are urging governments and individuals to back a new declaration – 60 years after the epoch-making Universal Declaration on Human Rights followed in the wake of World War II.

The new declaration, launched today in London by The Equal Rights Trust, would transform treatment of discriminated groups across the world and is the first ever international initiative to set out general legal principles that define equality as a basic human right.

The Equal Rights Review: A New Journal to Promote the Equalities Debate

London, 28 March 2008

Today, The Equal Rights Trust published the first issue of The Equal Rights Review (ERR), an interdisciplinary biannual intended as a forum for the exchange of legal, philosophical, sociological and other ideas and practical insights from progressive movements promoting equality. Its special focus will be on the complex and complementary relationship between the different forms of discrimination and on developing strategies for translating the principles of equality into practice. ERR will be useful to national and regional experts, students, policy makers and practitioners. It will contain innovative theoretic articles, legal commentary, policy oriented analysis and advocacy reports. Especially welcome are contributions that generate debate.

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