Remedies and Enforcement

Article 7 - The Equality and Non-Discrimination Provision

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 Universal Declaration of Human Right in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World

A reported produced by the Global Citizenship Commission, chaired by former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. The report examines how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) can be updated and implemented in the 21st Century. The report findings were presented to Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on 18 April 2016.

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. 

Letter to UK PM David Cameron on the Red Tape Challenge

In this letter, The Equal Rights Trust calls on UK Prime Minister David Cameron not to repeal or emasculate the Equality Act 2010, stating that such a move would both damage the UK?s international reputation and limit the UK?s ability to meet its international law obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the rights to equality and non-discrimination. The letter comes in response to the inclusion of the Equality Act in the Red Tape Challenge ? a consultation on the impact of regulations which are perceived to affect business performance ?

Unravelling Anomaly: Detention, Discrimination and the Protection Needs of Stateless Persons

Stateless persons are those who have no nationality, or whose nationality is ineffective. This report approaches the subject through the prism of detention - a crucial issue which offers unique insight into the broader challenge of statelessness. The stateless person who cannot legally travel, reside in a country, work, study or receive health care, and whose life is a tightrope walk along the dividing line between legality and illegality is very vulnerable to detention.