Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages. ...
CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities released its advance unedited version of the General ...
Tackling FGM In India: Is It Time For A New Law?

Tackling FGM In India: Is It Time For A New Law?

According to a study conducted on members of the Bohra community in India, a startling 75% of the daughters of the ...
A Step Closer to Equality: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

A Step Closer to Equality: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark advisory opinion delivered on January 9th, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights stated that the ...
First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

A man who made sexist remarks to a female police officer was sentenced to pay a €3,000 fine and became the first ...
The Supreme Court of Canada Expands the Scope of Employment Discrimination

The Supreme Court of Canada Expands the Scope of Employment Discrimination

In December 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision regarding the scope of discrimination ...
Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

Proposal to make ‘disadvantaged socio-economic status’ a prohibited ground of discrimination under Irish law    

The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017, was introduced in the lower house of the Irish Parliament at ...
Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Given the political and constitutional history of the 18th and 19th centuries, universal suffrage and free and ...
Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

The virtues of education are uncontested. It is a multiplier right, it creates an empowered workforce and ...
Abolition of Social Grounds for Abortion in Bolivia

Abolition of Social Grounds for Abortion in Bolivia

Latin America’s broadest decriminalization of abortion was passed in Bolivia in December 2017, but was recently ...
The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India   

The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India  

In the beginning there were Indians in suffragists movements, and an India suffragist movement. The suffragist ...
Falling into gaps and getting stuck in traps: Post-18 transition for young people with learning difficulties

Falling into gaps and getting stuck in traps: Post-18 transition for young people with learning difficulties

Connor Sparrowhawk, a young man of 18 with autism and epilepsy, was admitted to Slade House after he became ...

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