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January 15, 2020
By: Susan Wilding
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States need to focus on strategies that actually work and expose governments that are dismantling democracy ...

 

January 14, 2020
By: Raymond A. Smith
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How can international human rights law be creatively deployed to expand protections to other characteristics ...

 

January 8, 2020
By: Thomas Coombes
Español | Français | العربية

To make the case for civil society, we have to talk less about the threats it faces and more about the ...

 

January 8, 2020
By: Philip Alston
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The digitalization of welfare is presented as an altruistic and noble enterprise designed to ensure ...

 

December 19, 2019
By: Brian Gorlick
Français | العربية

The Rohingya refugees are unlikely to be able to return home anytime soon. We need to look at other ...

 

December 18, 2019
By: Regan Ralph

As hostile governments push nativist rhetoric and enact abusive policies, supporting the innovative ...

 

December 18, 2019
By: Marie Juul Petersen  & Katherine Marshall
Español | العربية

Freedom of religion or belief is rightly gaining more attention, but steps to promote this right need ...

 

December 13, 2019
By: Kate Jones
Español | Français

To date, it’s been left to the tech companies to set limits on online political campaigning. Governments ...

 

December 13, 2019
By: Juan Francisco Lobo
Español

The protests in Chile, and indeed worldwide, demonstrate a demand for human dignity, in all of its ...

 

December 11, 2019
By: Cate Brown
Español

As civilian protesters take to the streets to demand their rights, human rights leaders consider a future ...

 

December 10, 2019
By: Krizna Gomez & Thomas Coombes
Español | Français | العربية

An experimental, hands-on narrative change initiative shows how even small civil society organizations ...

 

December 5, 2019
By: Wangũi wa Kamonji
Español | Português

In the face of growing climate change, indigenous women in Kenya are remembering and reinstating their ...

 

December 4, 2019
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
Español | Français

UN human rights bodies are highlighting inequality when making recommendations to states – showing that ...

 

December 4, 2019
By: Malene Alleyne & Felix Kirchmeier
Español | Français

Small states often lack the capacity to engage effectively with the treaty body system as currently ...

 

December 3, 2019
By: Vanessa Daza Castillo
Español | Português

In Colombia, children and young people are finding different ways to raise awareness and stimulate action ...

 

November 27, 2019
By: Armel Niyongere
Español | Français

Treaty bodies showed their ability to take the right measures in situations of crisis like in Burundi. ...

 

November 26, 2019
By: Ignacio Saiz
Español | العربية

Human rights advocates should be as concerned with the economic injustices giving rise to recent worldwide ...

 

November 25, 2019
By: Beatrice Tulagan
Español | Tagalog

Declaring a climate emergency is not enough, but women activists in Asia are pushing for these declarations ...

 

November 25, 2019
By: Pradeep Baisakh

Social systems in India are crumbling, leading to starvation deaths despite a plethora of food security ...

 

November 21, 2019
By: Olivier de Frouville
Español | Français

The treaty body system has been in crisis for at least thirty years. Will the year 2020 bring change?

November 20, 2019
By: Merrill Sovner & Barry Gaberman & William Moody
Español

The project of developing civil society organizations that keep the government in check and nurture ...

 

November 14, 2019
By: Erin Thomas & Megan Lee Candolfi
Français

In the Pacific Islands, gender inequality and gender-based violence are being exacerbated by climate ...

 

November 13, 2019
By: Marcia V. J. Kran
Español

UN treaty bodies need to monitor and follow-up on the recommendations they make to states. Some have ...

 

November 7, 2019
By: Alexandre Sommer-Schaechtele
Français

The indigenous peoples of French Guiana used an urgent procedure of the UN’s Committee on the Elimination ...

 

November 6, 2019
By: Katharine G. Young
Español | Français

Constitutional entrenchment is only part of the battle for recognition of economic and social rights, ...

 

November 5, 2019
By: Rachel Lopéz
Español

Guatemalan citizens must unite to resist the efforts of Guatemala’s clandestine powers to dismantle ...

 

November 1, 2019
By: Ana Zbona & Phil Bloomer

A lawsuit exposing the use of surveillance software to target human rights defenders shows the urgent ...

 

October 31, 2019
By: Koldo Casla & Kath Dalmeny
Español

Some people believe that there is a lot of skepticism towards international human rights in England, ...

 

October 30, 2019
By: Kristin Sandvik
Español | العربية

Children are becoming the objects of a multitude of monitoring devices—what are the possible negative ...

 

October 29, 2019
By: Kamelia Kemileva
Français

The UN treaty bodies receive thousands of individual complaints, but the secretariat that deals with ...

 

October 25, 2019
By: Marianna A. Romero
Español

Venezuela’s election to the Human Rights Council despite UN scrutiny—including by Treaty Bodies—of human ...

 

October 24, 2019
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
العربية | Español

In addition to asking whether or not human rights reinforce the status quo, we should address the following ...

 

October 23, 2019
By: Małgorzata Szuleka
Español

The democratic community in Poland is under threat, but activists and judges who use the constitution ...

 

October 22, 2019
By: Kseniya Kirichenko
Español | Русский

The UN treaty bodies are increasingly scrutinizing states’ treatment of LGBTI persons, and this is having ...

 

October 15, 2019
By: Navi Pillay
Español | Français

The human rights treaty bodies are central to human rights reform efforts, but are burdened by inefficiencies. ...

 

October 11, 2019
By: Maysa Zorob
Español

A new version of the UN’s draft treaty on business and human rights strengthens its protection focus, ...

 

October 10, 2019
By: Harsh Mander
Español | Français | العربية

With the world facing increasing division and hatred, the human rights community must face this lack ...

 

October 3, 2019
By: Salma Houerbi
Español | العربية

Weak labour legislation in Turkey, paired with brands that put profits before people, is causing harmful ...

 

October 2, 2019
By: Alexandre Abdal & Andréa Pineda & Fernando do Amaral Nogueira & Juana Kweitel
Español | Português

The existing rejection and distrust of human rights among high-income Brazilians result mostly from ...

 

September 26, 2019
By: Ranit Mishori & Karen Naimer & Thomas McHale
Español | Français

For such a small piece of tissue, the hymen has gained outsized status as the arbiter of virginity. ...

 

September 24, 2019
By: Hurst Hannum
Français | Español

Declining support for human rights is partly attributable to the expansion of the concept to cover all ...

 

September 19, 2019
By: Karine Belarmino & Marie Schaedel
Español

Control over land management may be more important than mere legal entitlement when it comes to women’s ...

 

September 17, 2019
By: Ximena Casas Isaza
Español | Français

Abortion providers working in national contexts where the law is poorly understood and abortion is socially ...

 

September 12, 2019
By: Tatiana Tolsteneva
Español | Русский

Russia’s non-profit sector has been playing a constant game of catch-up—can new media technologies break ...

 

September 4, 2019
By: Jamie Woodhouse
Español | العربية

If we grant rights in order to reduce suffering, should we grant rights to everything that can suffer?

August 29, 2019
By: Howard Lavine & James Ron
Español

Religious leaders can help convince the most ethnocentric and authoritarian American voters to oppose ...

 

August 27, 2019
By: Beatriz Romero Cruzat
Español

Chile has long held a moderate political tradition in Latin America, but recent trends point to alarming ...

 

August 22, 2019
By: Flavia Fascendini
Español | Français

The Universal Periodic Review can highlight that online rights are an essential part of human rights ...

 

 
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