Equal Rights Trust Alternative Report Submitted to the 114 Session of the Human Rights Committee: UK

Friday, 1 May, 2015
Equal Rights Trust alternative report submitted to the 114 session of the Human Rights Committee in relation to the seventh periodic report submitted by the United Kingdom. This submission focuses on the extent to which the United Kingdom has met its obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right to non-discrimination. Thus, the submission is primarily concerned with the United Kingdom’s performance under two Articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant): first, Article 2(1) of the Covenant which requires that states parties respect and ensure the enjoyment of the rights provided in the Covenant without distinction; and second, Article 26 of the Covenant which, as the Committee has stated, provides an “autonomous right” to non-discrimination.