Addressing inequalities through a human rights lens

Lab debate
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
13:00 to 14:15

This session will launch the newly-adopted EU Human Rights Guidelines on Non-discrimination. It will expose the human costs of discrimination in terms of lost opportunities, with a focus on how multiple discrimination aggravates the social, economic, cultural, civil and political conditions in society. To highlight the complexities of discrimination with regards to economic, social and cultural rights, the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation will be used as an example and provide an opportunity to publicise the EU Human Rights Guidelines on the rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. Participants will explore how the application of human rights can be used to tackle discrimination and inequalities.

Organised by


Birgitte Feiring
Department Director
Danish Institute for Human Rights
Margaret Orech
Uganda Landmine Survivors Association
Petter Wille
European Network of National Human Rights Institutions
Luisa Ragher
Head of Division Global.1 Human Rights
European External Action Service (EEAS)
Joan Carling
The Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development
Ashif Shaikh
Jan Sahas Social Development Society