According to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, to which the EU has acceded, all persons are equal before the law and entitled to equal protection. Disaster Risk Management entails a need for more dedicated action to tackle underlying disaster risk drivers, such as the consequences of poverty and inequality.

  • Promote the equality of all persons through collective attention to a general prohibition of discrimination.
  • Ensure that different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment.
  • Ensure equality of contribution and access to common information spaces, including elimination of the hierarchical power structures that dominate most other areas of our lives.


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Council of Europe (1950) European Convention on Human Rights. [Link
UNISDR. (2015). Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction - UNISDR. [Link

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