Civil Society Stakeholders Agree Concept for New Comprehensive Equality Law

London, 28 July 2014
Last week, the Equal Rights Trust (ERT) and its partner, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee (BHC), convened a roundtable meeting on equality law reform in Minsk, Belarus. Leading civil society representatives discussed and agreed the recommendations made in a concept paper setting out the key substantive and procedural elements of a future national equality law, in line with established international law and best practice.

International Protocol to Address Sexual Violence in Conflict Launched

London, 26 June 2014 

On 11 June 2014, at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict was launched. The Protocol is the product of a global consultation and aims to provide important guidance to “human rights and justice actors”. Although not binding, it is hoped that the Protocol will help to tackle this invidious and discriminatory crime of war.

ERT Publishes Report on the Human Rights of the Stateless Rohingya in Thailand

London, 6 February 2014

Today, at a launch event in Bangkok, Thailand, The Equal Rights Trust, in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University (IHRP), published its new report The Human Rights of Stateless Rohingya in Thailand. The report is part of a series developed by ERT which aims to document the situation of the Rohingya – one of the world’s most persecuted minority groups – both in their homeland, Myanmar, and in a number of other countries where they have fled seeking refuge: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.

ERT Calls for New Development Framework to Include Specific Goal on Equality Law

London, 17 September 2013 
The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) today launches Equal Rights at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a position paper calling for the adoption of comprehensive equality legislation to be included as a specific development goal in the framework established to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Impact Achieved by Equal Rights Trust in Last 12 Months

Today, The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) published its latest annual report which provides impact highlights, as well as an overview of work in the period June 2012 – May 2013. ERT’s special place in the international human rights movement is defined by its strategy of promoting equality in a unified human rights framework expressed in the Declaration of Principles on Equality.

ERT Convenes International Experts to Discuss Ground-Breaking Research on Equality and Socio-Economic Rights

London, 21 June 2013
On 6 June 2013, The Equal Rights Trust (ERT), in partnership with University College London (UCL) Institute for Human Rights convened 25 of the world’s leading experts on equality and social and economic rights to discuss its ground-breaking research into how strategic litigation using equality and non-discrimination law could advance socio-economic rights. Following the expert roundtable, ERT then hosted a public panel discussion entitled Poverty and Rights: Can and Should the Law Promote Socio-Economic Equality?