Greater Understanding of Equality Law and Its Centrality to Rights and Development

If the true potential of equality law to create an equal world is to be realised, there is a need for greater understanding of the rights to equality and non-discrimination. We will achieve this Goal through working to increase knowledge of existing international best practice standards, through collaborating with others to develop understanding in the most challenging areas of equality law and building on our work illustrating the role of equality law in other areas of rights and development.

Outcome 1.1: Increased knowledge of international best practice on equality law and its implementation 

Indicators of achievement:

  • A global best practice toolkit for the development of equality laws.
  • 400 intergovernmental, state or judicial representatives with increased knowledge through training and engagement.
  • Improved international interpretation of the rights to equality and non-discrimination through 50 recommendations accepted by UN treaty bodies.
  • Improved interpretation of the rights to equality and non-discrimination informed by 25 interventions to international and regional courts.

Outcome 1.2: Increased understanding and awareness of progressive concepts in equality

Indicators of achievement:

  • An annual Equal Rights Review which develops thought in challenging areas such as criminalisation, intersectionality and positive action.
  • An expert conference to agree a set of core principles and a strategy for developing the field in one of these areas.

Outcome 1.3: Greater recognition of the role of equality law in the enjoyment of rights and development

Indicators of achievement:

  • Research reports developing thought in at least two of following areas: equality law and the Sustainable Development Goals; equality law and the right to education; dis­criminatory torture and ill-treatment.
  • Two global expert working groups, each de­veloping recommendations for action to apply equality law approaches to these problems.