- Table of National Cases
- Table of Treaties, Declarations, and Other International Instruments
- Table of Abbreviations
- Notes on the Contributors
- Moral Philosophy
- Biological Foundations of Human Rights
- Sociology of Human Rights
- The Psychological Foundations of Human Rights
- Anthropology and the Grounds of Human Rights
- The Foundations of Justice and Human Rights in Early Legal Texts and Thought
- General Principles and Constitutions as Sources of Human Rights Law
- The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Rise of International Non-Governmental Organizations
- Diplomatic Protection as a Source of Human Rights Law
- Humanitarian Law as a Source of Human Rights Law
- Social Justice, Rights, and Labour
- The Protection of Minorities under the Auspices of the League of Nations
- Human Dignity
- Democracy and the Rule of Law
- The Law-Making Process: From Declaration to Treaty to Custom to Prevention
- Core Rights and Obligations
- Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes
- Positive and Negative Obligations
- From Commission to the Council: Evolution of UN Charter Bodies
- The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies
- The Role of International Tribunals: Law-Making or Creative Interpretation?
- Universality and the Growth of Regional Systems
- National Implementation and Interpretation
- Roles and Responsibilities of Non-State Actors
- Interpretation of Human Rights Treaties
- Enforcing Human Rights Through Economic Sanctions
- Transnational Litigation: Jurisdiction and Immunities
- The Use of International Force to Prevent or Halt Atrocities: From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect
- Trade Law and Investment Law
- Creating and Applying Human Rights Indicators
- What Outcomes for Victims?
- Human Rights Make a Difference: Lessons from Latin America
Abstract and Keywords
This article analyses the normative and philosophical bases of the principle of equality. It examines how contemporary international human rights law transposes and applies the principle, particularly in relation to the prohibition of discrimination. It suggests that equality provides a conceptual framework through which to understand and analyse human rights issues and also provides a moral and analytical mechanism for ensuring that all people effectively enjoy human rights guarantees. This article also evaluates the benefits of right to equality in international law.
Law, Irwin Mitchell LLP in London
Jarlath Clifford works for Irwin Mitchell LLP in London. Prior to this he was a Legal Officer, and later a consultant, at the Equal Rights Trust where he worked on national and international equality law reform initiatives. He has worked as an Investigator and a Policy Officer for the former British Commission for Racial Equality. He has carried out legal and human rights research for a number of academic institutions and NGOs including University College London, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Amnesty International, and the Center for Policy Alternatives. He has also previously served as the Assistant Editor of the Equal Rights Review.
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