Equality Programme

About Our Work_

In recent years there has been an increasing recognition of the importance of equality as a fundamental principle in human rights. It is based on the belief that individuals should be able to enjoy rights without discrimination on grounds of race, gender, marital status, religion, disability, sexual orientation or other status. INTERIGHTS Equality Programme, in conjunction with its regional programmes, aims to assist with the elaboration of stronger international and regional jurisprudence in respect of key principles of equality.

You can read further information about all of our equality litigation on our Case Docket.


European Court of Human Rights urged to uphold the rights of people with severe disabilities

On 4 September 2013, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights heard oral arguments in a case concerning the tragic death of a young man, Valentin Câmpeanu, in a state run institution in Romania. INTERIGHTS is advisor to counsel in the case of The Centre for Legal Resources on behalf of Valentin Câmpeanu v Romania.

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Egypt held to account for failing to protect female demonstrators from sexual assault

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has handed down a decision in a case concerning violence against four women journalists during a protest. The Commission found that the state of Egypt failed to protect four women journalists from violence and in doing so violated their human rights including rights to equality and non-discrimination, right to dignity and protection from cruel inhuman and degrading treatment and their right to express and disseminate opinions within the law.

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Oganezova v Armenia

INTERIGHTS is acting as advisors to counsel in this case brought by Ms Oganezova against Armenia for failing to prevent attacks on her and for subsequently failing to investigate, prosecute and punish the perpetrators of the hate crimes committed against her.

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Identoba and Others v Georgia

INTERIGHTS are acting as advisors to counsel Identoba in this case concerning an attempt to conduct a peaceful march on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. This is the first case to raise the question of the state’s obligation to protect peaceful demonstrators from violent attacks of counter-demonstrators and ensure the right to peaceful assembly.

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Capacity Building and Standard Setting_