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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.

Litigator's Guide Seeks to Advance the Social and Economic Rights of the World's Most Disadvantaged

On Wednesday 10 December, Human Rights Day, the Equal Rights Trust launched 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 with Sir Bob Hepple QC.  

The Guide identifies equality and non-discrimination strategies that NGOs, lawyers and activists may employ in seeking to advance economic and social rights (ESRs) before courts. It is also accompanied by an online Compendium of useful cases in which equality and non-discrimination concepts and approaches have been employed to advance ESRs.

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. 

Equal Rights Trust to Mark Human Rights Day by Launching a Guide for Litigators on Using Equality Strategies to Advance Economic and Social Rights

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

The Guide identifies equality and non-discrimination strategies that NGOs, lawyers and activists may employ in seeking to advance economic and social rights (ESRs) before courts. It also includes a compendium of useful cases in which equality and non-discrimination concepts and approaches have been employed to advance ESRs.

Speaking about the Guide, Dimitrina Petrova, Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust, said:

Call for Papers - Equal Rights Review Volume 14

London, 3 November 2014

The Equal Rights Review (the ERR) is the bi-annual peer-reviewed journal on equality produced by the Equal Rights Trust. Launched in 2008, the journal is a resource for those seeking to combat discrimination or promote equality, be they academics, activists, practising lawyers, civil society organisations or others. The Equal Rights Trust invites original unpublished articles for the next and other future volumes of the ERR. 

Equal Rights Trust Publishes Two Reports on Stateless Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia and Thailand

Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2014
 
Two important new reports on discrimination against stateless Rohingya in Malaysia and Thailand were launched today by the Equal Rights Trust in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies Mahidol University, Bangkok (IHRP).
 

Rohingya report launch in Kuala Lumpur - Fri 17 Oct

On Friday 17 October 2014, the Equal Rights Trust and the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies Mahidol University (IHRP) will launch two major new reports on the human rights of stateless Rohingya in Malaysia and Thailand.

In addition to analysing the discrimination and inequality faced by the Rohingya and recommending steps to combat it, the reports, Equal Only in Name, reveal less well known patterns of discrimination against one of the most excluded, persecuted and vulnerable communities in the world.

Equal Rights Trust Publishes "In Search of Confluence: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Sudan"

Nairobi, 1 October 2014

A major new report revealing the scale of discrimination in Sudan was released today by the Equal Rights Trust in partnership with the Sudanese Organisation for Research and Development (SORD).

In addition to legal analysis, the report, In Search of Confluence: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Sudan, presents original direct testimony from over 260 persons discriminated against on the grounds of gender, religion, belief, race, ethnicity, political opinion, disability, and health status.

New Issue of The Equal Rights Review Published by the Equal Rights Trust

London, 30 September 2014

Today, the Equal Rights Trust published Volume Thirteen of The Equal Rights Review (ERR), an interdisciplinary biannual journal intended as a forum for the exchange of legal, philosophical, sociological and other ideas and practical insights for those who are promoting equality. This issue contains a special section on equality and development, as well as an interview on the same issue with David Bull, Executive Director of UNICEF UK, and Gay MacDougall, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham University.

Media Advisory: Nairobi press conference - Wed 1 Oct

On Wednesday 1 October 2014, the Equal Rights Trust will hold an embargoed press conference in Nairobi, Kenya at 0830 hrs to launch its major new report In Search of Confluence – Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Sudan, written in partnership with the Sudanese Organisation for Research and Development.

The report, which follows four years of field research and interviews, reveals the sheer scale of discrimination suffered by Sudanese people today under al-Bashir’s rule, on the grounds of religion or belief, race and ethnicity, political opinion, gender, disability and health. 

Among a number of new findings and insights, it is also the first and only external source to provide testimony from gays living underground in Sudan gathered by an independent international organisation.

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