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Report of the Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of Human Rights by Persons with Albinism

The first report of the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero. In the report, Ms. Ero presents a plan to spearhead the identification of the root causes of attacks on persons with albinism. “This will include careful understanding, definition and delineation of witchcraft practice, the form it takes and the effects it has on persons with albinism,” she stated. 

Persecution and Displacement in Burundi

Extract from the report: Since April 2015, Burundi has been descending into chaos, forcing more than 200,000 civilians to flee to neighboring countries. But these well-documented refugee flows are only part of a larger, more disturbing story. The impunity and targeted persecution that exists in Burundi today has resulted in the internal displacement of untold thousands of Burundians, with some in hiding and too scared to even seek humanitarian assistance.

Washing the Tigers - Full

Washing the Tigers: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Malaysia is the second report in ERT?s country report series. It is the first ever comprehensive account of discrimination and inequalities on all grounds and in all areas of life in Malaysia. It is based on extensive field research and makes a set of detailed recommendations for reforms to law, policy and practice in respect of equality and non-discrimination.

In the Spirit of Harambee: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Kenya

For those seeking greater equality in Kenya, this is a time of hope. In 2010, the people of Kenya seized the opportunity for national renewal presented in the wake of the 2008 post-election violence, and adopted a new Constitution that enshrined a strong right to equality. Coming at the end of a decade which saw the introduction of laws prohibiting discrimination on grounds of disability, race and ethnicity and HIV status, and on a range of grounds in respect of employment, the Constitution marked the largest improvement in Kenya's legal framework on equality and non-discrimination.


this is an interview article with Sandra Fredman and Margarita Ilieva entitled Combating Poverty through Equality Law - Possibilities and Pitfalls. It is published in volume three of The Equal Rights Review.