Equality Before the Law
The universal human right to Equality before the Law protects all people from discrimination in matters related to laws and justice. Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.” Thus, everyone must be treated equally under the law regardless of characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or disability.
Webster University’s 2016 Annual Human Rights Conference will explore this important human rights theme and consider how Equality before the Law is violated around the world, including in Saint Louis and throughout the United States. Hosted by the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, this on-campus event is free and open to the public.