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).

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.

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?

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.