Equal Rights Charter

The Queen is to sign a new charter backing equal rights in every Commonwealth nation. 

The document declares - "We are implacably opposed to all forms of disrcimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds".

It was adopted in December 2012 by all 54 Commonwealth Nations and will be signed by the Monarch at an event in London on 11th March to mark Commonwealth Day.

The full document can be viewed at www.thecommonwealth.org/files/252053/FileName/CharteroftheCommonwealth.pdf