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October 11, 2018
BY: Sunit Bagree

The UK and EU are ignoring Swaziland’s threats to human rights and civic space, refusing to hold the ...

 

October 10, 2018
BY: Yonatan Lupu
Español

Constitutional provisions are critical to protecting human rights, but adopting some rights protections ...

 

October 3, 2018
BY: Robert C. Blitt
العربية

Malaysia’s recent caning of a homosexual couple reflects a larger problem with the Organization of Islamic ...

 

October 2, 2018
BY: Leyla-Denisa Obreja

The European Court of Human Rights is supposed to help victims of rights violations seek justice, but ...

 

October 2, 2018
BY: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
Español

Despite closing space for civil society, the new Escazú Agreement—which offers protection measures for ...

 

September 27, 2018
BY: Anita Gurumurthy & Deepti Bharthur
Español

Breakthroughs in technology—including artificial intelligence—can help fulfill the right to development, ...

 

September 25, 2018
BY: Antonio Sanchez Gomez
Español

In Colombia, public consultations have successfully halted exploitative mining projects. But can these ...

 

September 19, 2018
BY: Charu Lata Hogg
العربية

A new report suggests sexual violence against men and boys in widespread in the Syria conflict. And ...

 

September 18, 2018
BY: Almut Rochowanski
Русский

After years of coverage about how the “foreign agent law” would spell the end of freedom of association ...

 

September 12, 2018
BY: César Rodríguez-Garavito
Español

The future of human rights as a frame of justice depends on our capacity to create, detect, and foster ...

 

September 11, 2018
BY: Keetie Roelen
Español

Non-invasive and non-punitive interventions that draw on positive emotions have promising potential ...

 

September 5, 2018
BY: Gabriela Kletzel & Angel Gabriel Cabrera Silva
Español

An innovative intervention by international experts in Mexico invigorated the work of human rights organizations ...

 

September 4, 2018
BY: Bernard Shen
Español

Instead of choosing between humans-only systems and AI systems, leveraging the best of human values ...

 

August 30, 2018
BY: Alice Cruz
Español

Women affected by leprosy in India and beyond face high levels of discrimination and stigmatization, ...

 

August 29, 2018
BY: Saul J. Takahashi
Español

Human rights arguments for decriminalizing drug use are often flawed, and in essence assert a right ...

 

August 27, 2018
BY: Samuel Nesner & Ellie Happel
Français

Social movements in Haiti are reimagining justice in order to fight back against exploitation by the ...

 

August 24, 2018
BY: Stefania Kapronczay & Anna Kertész
Español

Dropping defensive tactics and reframing human rights in a relatable way are both key to responding ...

 

August 22, 2018
BY: Joel R. Pruce
Español

Caring about the rights of distant others was once fashionable but, as walls go up and societies retract, ...

 

August 21, 2018
BY: Gastón Chillier
Español

Shifting to local community funding is possible in Latin America, as a case in Argentina clearly shows. ...

 

August 16, 2018
BY: Isabel Laura Ebert
Français | Deutsch

Technology can help to prevent conflict, but it can also facilitate human rights abuses, and companies ...

 

August 16, 2018
BY: Katrin Kinzelbach & Janika Spannagel
Español | Français

Changing the way we document human rights abuses—such as paying more attention to soft repression—could ...

 

August 15, 2018
BY: Sherif Elsayed-Ali
Español | Français

A new set of principles—the Toronto Declaration—aims to put human rights front and centre in the development ...

 

August 14, 2018
BY: Todd Landman 

Abolitionism was arguably the first human rights movement, but historical waves of anti-slavery activism ...

 

August 9, 2018
BY: Molly Land & Theresa Harris
Español

Human rights researchers are seeking new ways to establish facts, creating new opportunities for collaboration ...

 

August 8, 2018
BY: Ivor Chipkin
Español

Powerful civil society coalitions have re-emerged in South Africa, using litigation, social mobilization, ...

 

August 7, 2018
BY: Dimitrina Petrova
Русский

Human rights NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe are facing increased hostility from governments and ...

 

August 2, 2018
BY: Erin Kitchell
Español

Legal empowerment can be transformative across a wide range of issues, which can sometimes make such ...

 

August 1, 2018
BY: Richard Wingfield
Español

The issue of content moderation in online platforms has been missing in debates on business and human ...

 

July 31, 2018
BY: Kathryn Sikkink
Español | Português

The frame of constant crisis has negative implications for human rights, especially when questions of ...

 

July 31, 2018
BY: Edwin Rekosh
Español

A wave of unjustified government regulation is threatening NGO operations, and proactive responses are ...

 

July 25, 2018
BY: Jonas Wolff
Español

Instead of letting governments define the terms, CSOs need to take “foreign agent” allegations seriously ...

 

July 24, 2018
BY: Khaled Mansour
العربية | Español

In the last few years, the Egyptian government has launched an unprecedented crackdown on civil society, ...

 

July 19, 2018
BY: Rafael Uzcátegui
Español

As elected governments increasingly launch power grabs and smear campaigns against their critics, NGOs ...

 

July 18, 2018
BY: Rayyan Dabbous

Trends in Google searches show that most internet users are interested in the human rights during crises ...

 

July 17, 2018
BY: Shreya Sen
हिन्दी

Legal empowerment enables poor and marginalized communities to be partners in development and decision-making, ...

 

July 12, 2018
BY: Liam Mahony

Although UN human rights bodies have criticized the persecution of the Rohingya, UN agencies inside ...

 

July 11, 2018
BY: Aryeh Neier
Español

Naming and shaming may be less important as a foreign policy tool to promote rights, but the careful ...

 

July 5, 2018
BY: Salil Shetty

Human rights have always been subject to efforts at misappropriation and manipulation for political ...

 

July 5, 2018
BY: Juan Auz
Español

Activism against environmental exploitation in Ecuador requires going up against titanic powers, and ...

 

June 29, 2018
BY: Brian Root  & Rachel Schmidt

Situations of inhumane treatment and abuses of power are where we need human rights the most, and the ...

 

June 28, 2018
BY: César Rodríguez-Garavito & Krizna Gomez
Español | العربية

With populist leaders stoking nationalism and violating basic rights, traditional advocacy strategies ...

 

June 27, 2018
BY: Emre Eren Korkmaz
Türkçe | Español

Many governments have released official strategies to promote AI systems leaving the public with few ...

 

June 27, 2018
BY: Michelle Lau-Burke & Callie Strickland

Technology can raise awareness and spark collective action, but it can also deepen gender divides and ...

 

June 27, 2018
BY: Marc Limon

The US said it quit the UN Human Rights Council because it couldn’t reform it – but though others share ...

 

June 26, 2018
BY: Dilek Kurban

Erdoğan will likely succeed in removing the only genuine political opposition in the Turkish Parliament. ...

 

June 26, 2018
BY: Scott Leckie
မြန်မာဘာသာ

Countries exposed to the worst impacts of climate change, like Myanmar, should consider establishing ...

 

June 21, 2018
BY: Jennifer Radloff
العربية | Français | Español

Strengthening the resilience of the women’s rights movement requires feminists to place digital security ...

 

June 20, 2018
BY: Samir Goswami
Español

We need to act upon the insights that we glean from AI: technology is not a replacement for the political ...

 

 
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