Article 7 - The Equality and Non-Discrimination Provision

Friday, 25 March, 2016

A memorandum prepared by Dr Dimitrina Petrova, the founding Executive Director of the Equal Rights Trust, for the Global Citizenship Commission. It was used in the preparation of their report, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century, the findings of which were presented to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on 18 April 2016.

The document provides an overview of the triple status ascribed to the right to equality in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the evolution of the legal framework underpinning this right, the progress made and challenges faced, and a number of recommendations towards realising equality rights in the 21st Century.

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