About Us

The Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law is a group of over 1000 activists, advocates, and academics from six continents and multiple disciplines committed to the study and enforcement of anti-discrimination law. We work together to increase understanding at a global level of how nations and legal systems address the problem of inequality and discrimination.

Our Goals

  • To facilitate the study of comparative equality between scholars, activists, and advocates around the globe;
  • To nurture the work of emerging scholars and activists, and the work of scholars and activists from underrepresented groups and developing countries;
  • To connect the work of global legal scholars and anti-discrimination/equality body workers in enforcing anti-discrimination law;
  • To serve as a multinational virtual think tank on comparative equality and anti-discrimination law, seeking innovative approaches to the problem of inequality;
  • To host and to mentor visiting legal scholars at Berkeley Law and other host/participant universities;
  • To publish papers and books on comparative anti-discrimination law, sharing this information with other scholars, and with legislators, equality bodies, litigators, and jurists.
  • To encourage collaboration with scholars and legal practitioners working in different legal systems.

Participating and Influencing Issues of the Day

The Center has issue-focused working groups on important current topics, including Gender-Based Harassment and Violence, Global Systemic Racism, The Equality Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Pay Equity – Wage Fairness, Equality Rights and Climate Change, Digital Equality, Equity and Criminal Justice, LGBTQI+ Rights, and Equality and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Where We Are