Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

The answer: when you’re a member of one of the UK’s many ethnic minorities. Figures from the University of ...
Brazil’s laws on quotas and the road to racial equality

Brazil’s laws on quotas and the road to racial equality

On 9th June, Brazil´s President signed a new bill establishing a race-based affirmative action program for federal ...
Winning Decisions in the 2014 Gender Justice Uncovered Awards

Winning Decisions in the 2014 Gender Justice Uncovered Awards

Judges from all over the world are held accountable for the decisions they issue and for how these rulings affect ...
Decisiones ganadoras de los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2014

Decisiones ganadoras de los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2014

Resumen: Las juezas y los jueces en todo el mundo han rendido cuentas de las decisiones que toman y cómo estas ...
International Law and the Denial of Minority Status to Indian Muslims

International Law and the Denial of Minority Status to Indian Muslims

On 27th May, the Indian Minister of Minority Affairs, Najma Heptullah, declared that ‘Muslims are not minorities, ...
Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

This week the Supreme Court of the United States delivered judgment in the eagerly anticipated case of Burwell v ...
Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty

Meriam Ibrahim Saved from 100 Lashes and the Death Penalty

On 11 May 2014, Meriam Yahia Ibrahim was found guilty by the Al-Haj Yousif Criminal Court of charges under the ...
Pregnancy Discrimination in the Australian Workplace

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Australian Workplace

As part of its national review into pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, the Australian Human Rights ...
Does Affirmative Action Create Unfair Advantage?

Does Affirmative Action Create Unfair Advantage?

Affirmative action, also known as positive action, is a controversial issue in many contexts. For example, ...
Breaking the Cycle of Gender Inequality

Breaking the Cycle of Gender Inequality

Editor's note: this post follows from yesterday's post, by Frances Raday, UN Rapporteur-Chair, on the 2014 Working ...
Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Editor’s note: The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice ...
What next for LGBT equality?

What next for LGBT equality?

It has been almost a year since the Supreme Court of the United States delivered judgment in Windsor v United ...

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