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New Issue of The Equal Rights Review Published by ERT

Today, The Equal Rights Trust published Volume Five 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 volume also contains a special section on Kenya.

The volume is available in print as well as online.

To read The Equal Rights Review, Volume Five please click here.

ERT Launches "Unravelling Anomaly: Detention, Discrimination and the Protection Needs of Stateless Persons"

Today, The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) launches its report “Unravelling Anomaly: Detention, Discrimination and the Protection Needs of Stateless Persons”. The report, which is the result of two years of research, reflection and debate, is ERT’s contribution to a growing body of expertise on statelessness. 

Stateless persons are those who have no nationality, or whose nationality is ineffective. This report approaches the subject through the prism of detention - a crucial issue which offers unique insight into the broader challenge of statelessness.

New Issue of The Equal Rights Review Published by ERT

London, 22 February 2010 

Today, The Equal Rights Trust published Volume Four 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 volume also contains a special section on the issue of sexual orientation.

The volume is available in print as well as online. 

To read The Equal Rights Review, Volume Four (2009), please click here.

Contents of Volume Four (2009):
 
Editorial

UN Human Rights Day 2009 Devoted to the Fight against Discrimination

On 10 December - international Human Rights Day - The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) invites new endorsements of the Declaration of Principles on Equality, a set of key principles drafted and signed by 128 leading experts and launched by ERT in October 2008. With this renewed appeal, ERT responds to the initiative of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to declare discrimination as the theme of Human Rights Day 2009.

Stating that complacency is discrimination’s best friend, Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, speaking ahead of Human Rights Day, called on individuals worldwide to make an extra effort to tackle discrimination, starting from their own homes and workplaces.

Policy Report on Religion and Healthcare in the European Union

The Equal Rights Trust is pleased to announce the publication of Religion and Healthcare in the European Union: Policy Issues and Trends, a policy research report commissioned by the Network of European Foundations, in the framework of its ‘Religion and Democracy in Europe’ initiative. The report presents an analytical discussion of health policy issues on which religion has an impact.

New Issue of The Equal Rights Review Published by ERT

London, 10 July 2009 

Today, The Equal Rights Trust published Volume Three 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 volume also contains a special section on the issue of Stateless persons in detention.
 
The volume is available in print as well as online.

To read The Equal Rights Review, Volume Three, please click here.

Contents of Volume Three (2009): Editorial

On Eve of Stonewall Riots Anniversary, Equal Rights Trust Expresses Solidarity with LGBT Community

The Equal Rights Trust – the only international human rights organisation focussed solely on the right to equality – has marked the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots by calling on LGBT rights advocates to endorse the unified concept of equality, as expressed in the Declaration of Principles on Equality. Speaking on the eve of the anniversary, Dimitrina Petrova, Executive Director of ERT, said that in countries where LGBT people suffer institutional discrimination, reliance on the integrated concept of equality could point a way forward.

Dr Dimitrina Petrova said:

“40 years after the Stonewall riots, LGBT people in many parts of the world remain subject to discrimination and violence; according to ILGA, homosexuality is a criminal offence in 80 countries.

ERT Welcomes World Day of Social Justice

Today, on the inaugural World Day of Social Justice, The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) wrote to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, welcoming the event as an important step to raise awareness on social inequality, poverty and the widening gap between the most and the least advantaged globally. In the letter ERT appealed to the Secretary-General to promote the Declaration of Principles on Equality and to recommend it to relevant UN organisations and agencies. 

New Issue of The Equal Rights Review Published by ERT

London, 9 January 2009 

Today, The Equal Rights Trust published the second 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 for those who are promoting equality. It contains innovative theoretical articles, legal commentary, policy oriented analysis and advocacy reports as well as testimonies of victims of discrimination. This issue also contains a special section on the Declaration of Principles on Equality which was launched by ERT in October 2008.
 
The journal is available in print as well as online.

Contents of Volume Two (2008):

Editorial: Vote for Equality!

Vote for Equality to Bring UDHR Ideals Closer to Reality

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 60 this Wednesday, international think-tank The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) is warning that, in a global recession, governments worldwide must put equality at the centre of human rights legislation or risk creating more marginalised ‘sub-human’ peoples, such as the Roma in Europe and lower castes in South Asia.

Praising the UK’s ‘forward-thinking’ Equality Bill for its positive duty to acknowledge and address differences between people, ERT says that the ideals of the UN Declaration, launched during severe repression and economic hardship, will never become a reality unless equality is defined and implemented as a basic human right.

Executive Director of ERT and leading equal rights expert, Dimitrina Petrova, said:

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