ERT to Co-Host Side Meeting to UNHCR NGO Consultations on Rohingya Issue

London, 3 June 2013
One year ago, on 3 June 2012, the first of a series of pogroms against the Rohingya and other Muslim communities took place. There have been countless deaths, destruction to property, large scale internal displacement and segregation within Rakhine state of Myanmar as a result. ERT has been one of the leading civil society voices calling for an end to all violence and abuse and for greater protection of the human rights of the Rohingya. 

Poverty and Rights: Can and Should the Law Promote Socio-Economic Equality?

London, 26 April 2013
The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) and University College London Institute for Human Rights (UCL IHR) cordially invite you to a panel discussion entitled “Poverty and Rights: Can and Should the Law Promote Socio-Economic Equality?” on Thursday 6 June 2013. 
Time: 18.00 to 19.30 followed by a reception
Place: Faculty of Laws, UCL, Bentham, House, Endsleigh Gardens, London. 
Event Registration: please click here

ERT Calls for Right to Equality to be at the Centre of Efforts to Increase Public Participation

London, 10 December 2012 

The theme of this year’s celebration of International Human Rights Day is inclusion and the right to participate in public life. Inclusion and participation – guaranteed in particular by the rights to freedom of expression and opinion, freedom of assembly and association and the right to take part in elections, in public life and decision-making – are key themes in ERT’s work. In many of its projects, ERT has highlighted the connection between discrimination and the lack of effective participation in public life. 

Panel Discussion: Democratisation, Securitisation and Human Rights in Burma: Where do the Rohingya fit in?

London, 22 November 2012

The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy cordially invite you to a panel discussion titled “Democratisation, Securitisation and Human Rights in Burma: Where do the Rohingya fit in?” on Friday 30 November at 6pm – Room B102, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Russell Square. The discussion will focus on the present crisis faced by Rohingya in Burma, and future prospects for this stateless community in the country. The panellists will look at this issue in the context of a Burma that is haltingly moving towards democracy but still unable to move beyond the long shadow of its authoritarian regime.

The Equal Rights Review Call for Papers

London, 25 October 2012 
The Equal Rights Trust invites original unpublished articles for the future issues of The Equal Rights Review. We welcome contributions on all aspects of equality law, policy or practice. We encourage articles that examine equality in respect to cross-cutting issues. We also encourage articles that examine equality law policy or practice from international, regional and national perspectives. 
Authors are particularly welcome to submit articles on the basis of their original current or past research in any discipline related to equality. 
Prospective authors are advised that: 

    New Issue of the Equal Rights Review Published by ERT

    London, 3 September 2012
    Today, The Equal Rights Trust published Volume Nine 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 disability equality, as well as an interview on the same issue with Hiroshi Kawamura, Founder and President of the DAISY Consortium, Japan, and Kapka Panayotova, Director of the Centre for Independent Living in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Detention Guidelines Available Online

    London, 10 July 2012
    The Equal Rights Trust Guidelines to Protect Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention are now available online. The Guidelines provide detailed guidance on how states should treat stateless persons in the context of immigration detention in order to comply with their obligations under international human rights law, in particular the rights to equality and non-discrimination and the right to be free from arbitrary detention.  

    The Guidelines were drafted through a consultation process which sought to be comprehensive and inclusive. They have been reviewed by experts in the complementary fields of human rights, equality, immigration, detention, refugees and statelessness.