Join us for the Bob Hepple Equality Award 2018

14 September 2018


The Equal Rights Trust invites you to join us to celebrate the Bob Hepple Equality Award 2018 on Thursday 4 October 2018. The Award recognises the outstanding contributions of proponents of equality, with a particular focus on those who promote the comprehensive approach to equality which drives our work at the Trust. This year we are celebrating legal victories in the field of equality.

Bob Hepple Equality Award wInner 2018: Shahla Ismayil


This year we are delighted to celebrate Shahla Ismayil,a leading Azerbaijani gender equality advocate. In 2002 Ms Ismayil co-founded the Women’s Association for Rational Development (WARD).

 Through her work with WARD, she has helped to secure several legal reforms in the field of equality, including notably the adoption of the law on the prevention of domestic violence in 2010. These successes have been achieved despite the significant challenges facing civil society activists in Azerbaijan.



   Keynote Speaker, Sir Nicholas Blake QC

  Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Sir Nicholas Blake, former High Court Judge and representative of the judiciary of England and Wales in the International Association of Judges. Sir Nicholas was a founding member of Matrix Chambers and served as its first chair; he has now re-joined Matrix as a Consultant. He has spoken internationally and written extensively on human rights issues.


Event Order

After the ceremony, drinks and a buffet will be provided and there will be plenty of opportunity to network and meet the worthy winner and speakers.

Bob Hepple Equality Award 2018

UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Thursday 04 October 2018

Drinks Reception: 6.30 – 7.00

Award Ceremony: 7.00 – 8.00

Dinner: 8.00 – 9.30


Join Us

We hope you will be able to join us for this special occasion. Tickets are just £15 or £8 for students.

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