ERT Calls for Broad Public Endorsement of the Principles on Equality via Internet

The launch of the Declaration of Principles on Equality, on 21 October 2008 in London, marked the beginning of a "Vote for Equality" campaign for its universal recognition. The Declaration should become the basis for a new covenant on equality in the 21st Century.

Today, The Equal Rights Trust calls for endorsements from individuals and organisations who want to add their voice in support of the Principles. You can easily see and endorse the Principles online – click here.

If equality matters to you, and you have not already endorsed the Declaration, please take a moment to read it and if you agree with it, add your signature to the growing group of prominent human rights and equality advocates and ordinary people from around the world who have registered their support.

The ERT website allows you to enter your name as a signatory, as well as to send electronic links to the Declaration to others. On the pages devoted to the "Vote for Equality" campaign, ERT will regularly provide updates about this important human rights initiative. For example, you can now read:

•    What some of the signatories have said when endorsing the Declaration
•    Sir Bob Hepple’s address at the launch of the Declaration
•    Russian and Spanish language translations of the Declaration.

You can also order the document in a book format, containing the names of the original 128 signatories and a legal commentary on the Principles on Equality.

To learn what else you can do to promote the new equality framework and contribute to the "Vote for Equality" campaign, click here.

To read and endorse the Declaration, click here.