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By: Nicolas Agostini
If the human rights community wants to maintain relevance and credibility, it needs to introspect.
By: María Daniela D. Villamil
A Colombian lawyer and professor reflects on how research can serve as a complement to peacebuilding, but also as a catalyst for further conflict and trauma.
By: Peter Splinter
How the USA deals with the process launched with resolution 43/1 will speak volumes about how it intends to engage with the Human Rights Council.
By: Volahery Andriamanantenasoa & Maggie Mapondera
This women-led movement in Madagascar is resisting extractive development projects on the island, in exchange for alternatives that respect the land and the indigenous ...
By: Stephen Meili
At a time when many refugee-receiving nations have ignored their international obligation to protect those fleeing persecution, constitutionalized human rights ...
By: Flavio Siqueira
Bolsonaro's devastation policies in the Amazon region could prompt a new international paradigm of protection for human rights and the environment.
By: S. Priya Morley
Now is the time for Mexico to address the anti-Black racism, xenophobia, and other forms of discrimination that impact Black migrants in the country.
By: Michael Winikoff & Eszter Kirs
The Minnesota Model calls on human rights practitioners to build community across national borders and challenge assumptions based on disciplinary knowledge.
By: Colette Salemi & Ragui Assaad
Academic institutions must be intentional about designing collaborative projects and fostering institutional knowledge on how to find and keep partners.
By: Shivani Danielle Jacelon
The idea of dignity and security as being fundamental components of the right to housing overlaps with the doctrine of adverse possession.
By: Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic & Marusia López Cruz & Laura Carlsen
"To confront attacks on women and land simultaneously, we have had to learn to tackle discrimination and dismantle unequal power relations in all spheres at once."
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
The story of the 1920 Declaration can help us rebalance how we approach human rights history and make it more representative in terms of substance and agency.
By: Eseohe Ojo & Ravina Anand & Israa Noureddine
The evidence-based approach of listening to and centering survivors can help to address various forms of violence—from those affected by COVID-19 to those experiencing ...
By: Katerina Linos & Laura Jakli & Melissa Carlson
While many NGOs emphasize human rights in their appeals to raise money, new research shows that it is much more effective to emphasize basic needs.
By: Miloon Kothari
Given the scale of the human rights crisis brought on by the pandemic, the UPR must respond because it is uniquely suited to examine and respond with legislative ...
By: Libby McAvoy
Practicing solidarity in open source investigation could be key to bridging the content-creator/content-analyzer divide.
By: William F. Schulz & Sushma Raman
Rights must adapt to new realities or risk becoming irrelevant.
By: Rita Abrahamsen
With the new U.S. administration, the Geneva Consensus Declaration might lose a supporter in this anti-feminist coalition that wants to preserve the traditional ...
By: Marie Juul Petersen
There are few indications that blasphemy laws are effective in hindering discrimination, conflict, and violence; in fact, the opposite may very well be the case.
By: Robert Stribley
Transgender asylum seekers, who are already more at-risk than typical applicants, now face tremendous hurdles and abuse as they try to survive in the confines of ...
By: Archana Shukla Mukherjee & PV Narayanan
In order to provide women migrant workers with a life of dignity, security, and a sense of recognition at their workplaces, the three primary stakeholders of the ...
By: Amanda Borquaye
Under the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and consumers have the opportunity to rethink how we look at the human costs that sustain our grocery shopping.
By: Waris Husain & Sonali Dhawan
Effective efforts to combat bonded and child labor in the Indian sandstone supply chain will require a nuanced approach to establish the right incentives to enforce ...
By: Howard Lavine & James Ron & Richard L. Wood
The anti-human rights position of white evangelicals in the U.S. is less about religion and more about politics.
By: Marisa Hutchinson
The resilience of the LGBTIQ+ community is admirable and inspiring; however, governments must ensure that all communities are safe and secure in times of crises, ...
By: Joshua Cooper & Shelley Inglis & Joel R. Pruce
A genuine step for the Biden-Harris administration would be to formally establish a standing coordination mechanism across all relevant parts of the US government ...
By: Vishal Prasad & Solomon Yeo
Na Vosa Vakaviti
An advisory opinion on climate action from the ICJ would empower states, civil society organizations, and climate activists with potent tools to combat environmental ...
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito & Elizabeth Donger
Barbuda is a microcosm of larger trends and issues from climate-induced displacement and disaster capitalism, to the greenwashing of policies that undermine climate ...
By: Layanna Martin & Neel Gammelgård
In order to address existing inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic, companies should make a serious effort in reducing the gender pay gap, upholding maternity ...
By: Gerald L. Neuman
Returning to the rule of law and fortifying democracy in the U.S. will best be accomplished by reemphasizing the country’s own democratic and egalitarian values, ...
By: Melissa Langworthy & Hadeel Qazzaz
Social enterprises help change gender realities in MENA to make them more equal.
By: Donna McKay & Michele Heisler
McKay and Heisler reflect on the role of medical personnel when treating patients victims of excessive police force.
By: Lara Stemple
Exclusionary strategies that police the boundaries of terms like “gender” contradict the equality norms upon which human rights are based.
By: Pavlina Pavlova
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the shutdowns of online civic space ever more consequential for exercising civil and political rights, and the Belarus protests are ...
By: Hanna Wedajo & Joan DeJaeghere & Mahlet Yednkachew
Confronting sexual violence on campus: research-practice in Ethiopia
By: Peter Splinter
Time will tell whether Resolution 43/1 will dispose Human Rights Council membership to address situations of gross and systematic violations in other countries ...
By: Andrés Constantin & Belén Rios
Human rights are essential to respond to the rise of diet-related noncommunicable diseases because a human rights-based response has proven to be effective in achieving ...
By: Alejando Baer & George Dalbo & Jillian LaBranche
This project seeks to identify opportunities and challenges for educators committed to social justice and healing to critically examine their practices and engage ...
By: Barbara Frey & Fionnuala Ní Aoláin & Joachim Savelsberg & Jessica Stanton
Long-term partnerships between academics and practitioners can build knowledge that both protects and advances human rights.
By: Ravindran Daniel
The closure of Amnesty International’s India office raises questions about AI's global strategy and the democratization of the global human rights movement.
By: Dolores Trevizo
Intersectional methods illuminate the variation in human suffering—with gender only one of several factors shaping experiences with violence.
By: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky
What do inequalities, Covid-19, and human rights have to do with each other?
By: Michael Goodhart
It’s time to forget cosmopolitanism: it’s flawed and it impedes clearheaded analysis of human rights backlash.
By: James Ron
Based on a representative sample, researchers found that respondents’ assessment of current human and civil rights conditions was strongly correlated with their ...
By: Kevin Hershey
What can we learn from teaching democracy to third graders?
By: Kelly Matheson
As visual evidence galvanizes movements around the world and provides irrefutable evidence, climate litigators have an opportunity to leverage phone, drone, and ...
By: David Forsythe
In Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s report on inalienable human rights, it is unclear why freedom of religion and property rights should be elevated over other ...
By: Deirdre de Burca
There is an urgent need for the international community to extend the scope of the SDG 16 civic space indicators that promote and protect civic space.
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