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February 13, 2019
BY: Lucy McKernan & Bret Thiele
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Through its expanding jurisprudence on the right to life, the UN Human Rights Committee has given advocates ...

 

February 12, 2019
BY: Jackie Dugard
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Some argue human rights are insufficient to tackle inequality but overlook the emancipatory power of ...

 

February 7, 2019
BY: Bojan Gavrilovic
العربية

Human rights activists argue that victims of mass atrocities have a right to reparations, but the international ...

 

February 5, 2019
BY: Sukti Dhital & Meg Satterthwaite
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SDG 16 promises access to justice for all, but current plans for measuring progress are far too limited. ...

 

January 31, 2019
BY: Elizabeth Andersen
Español

Several key events in 2019 provide a real opportunity to progress on SDG 16—ensuring access to justice ...

 

January 29, 2019
BY: Gordon DiGiacomo

Work at the UN is progressing on several fronts to agree new human rights standards – the topics reflecting ...

 

January 24, 2019
BY: Alex Neve
Español | Français

When human rights NGOs go to court, there are many key factors to consider beyond just “winning”.

January 24, 2019
BY: Dean Pinkert & James Ton-that & Ravi Soopramanien
Español | Français

Blockchain solutions could help companies comply with human rights due diligence in more effective and ...

 

January 22, 2019
BY: Kira Allmann & Anasuya Sengupta
Español | العربية

Most debates around the internet and human rights focus on narrowing the digital divide and facilitating ...

 

January 17, 2019
BY: Martín Abregú
Español

Where possible, challenging authoritarian and illiberal regimes in court is an important tactic, but ...

 

January 15, 2019
BY: Tenzin Dolker
Español | Français

Now more than ever, feminist organizations need to deepen the search for autonomous resourcing models ...

 

January 11, 2019
BY: James Logan
Español

Within the human rights community, there is a growing enthusiasm for new narratives to build public ...

 

January 10, 2019
BY: Wafa Ben-Hassine & Dima Samaro
العربية | Français

Oppressive laws purporting to prevent cybercrime in the MENA region are robbing internet users of their ...

 

January 8, 2019
BY: Roberto Andorno & Alicia Ely Yamin
Español

New developments in gene modifications make it more urgent than ever to raise societal awareness, and ...

 

January 4, 2019
BY: Annabel Short
Español

Cities exercise power in many areas that touch on human rights, and growing urban inequalities mean ...

 

January 3, 2019
BY: Suzanne Kidenda & Katy Johnson
Español | Français

A simple app, developed in close co-operation with clinicians, police and other end-users, is making ...

 

December 20, 2018
BY: Oliver Hudson & Juana Kweitel
Español | Português

Under the leadership of president elect Bolsonaro, Brazil must be poised for increased threats to public ...

 

December 19, 2018
BY: Ana Brandusescu
Français

Tackling the digital gender gap means more than improving internet access—it means empowering women ...

 

December 18, 2018
BY: Zach Lampell & Lily Liu
العربية | 简体中文

Civil society must improve its knowledge and use of artificial intelligence in order to limit exploitation ...

 

December 11, 2018
BY: Maysa Zorob
Español

The draft of a new business and human rights treaty is a good start, but needs to be strengthened to ...

 

December 10, 2018
BY: David Petrasek
Español | Français | العربية

On the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, claims to recognize non-human rights are advancing and pose challenges ...

 

December 5, 2018
BY: Alicia Ely Yamin
Español

There are inherent limitations in litigating health rights, but it has led to important victories, and ...

 

November 29, 2018
BY: Náthaly Calixto
Português

Systematic discrimination means that—despite vocational programs—many prisoners in Brazil and elsewhere ...

 

November 27, 2018
BY: Miles Kenyon, Adam Senft and Ronald Deibert
Español | العربية

A Canadian company is enabling its software to be used globally to censor access to information on LGBTQ ...

 

November 22, 2018
BY: Jayna Kothari
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In the last few years, public interest litigation at India’s Supreme Court has brought significant wins ...

 

November 21, 2018
BY: Dimitrina Petrova
Español | Русский | 简体中文

There are many good reasons to pursue human rights claims in the courts, especially given the rise of ...

 

November 20, 2018
BY: Jennifer Easterday & Hana Ivanhoe

In the absence of sufficient monitoring and ameliorative action on the part of the tech companies, fake ...

 

November 20, 2018
BY: James A. Goldston
Español | Français | العربية

In an increasingly authoritarian world, courts are among the few spaces where ordinary people can challenge ...

 

November 15, 2018
BY: Suhrith Parthasarathy

The Indian Supreme Court’s landmark decision to declare unconstitutional a colonial-era law criminalizing ...

 

November 14, 2018
BY: Mari Margil
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Nature has been treated in law as property, and exploited. But there is growing legal recognition that ...

 

November 13, 2018
BY: Who Profits Research Center
العربية | Français

Restrictions on Palestinian mobile companies mean that Israeli companies reap profits from Palestinian ...

 

November 8, 2018
BY: Theresa Harris
Español | العربية

With private corporations now the largest providers of satellite technology, human rights practitioners ...

 

November 7, 2018
BY: Dustin Sharp
Español | Français

Critics of human rights legalism are right to call for more “pragmatism,” but this must be contextual, ...

 

November 6, 2018
BY: Yanzi Peng
简体中文

China’s engagement in UN human rights reviews provides real opportunities to advance protection for ...

 

November 1, 2018
BY: Mona Younis
Español | العربية

By neglecting citizen engagement, the human rights movement has failed not only to secure all rights ...

 

October 30, 2018
BY: James Savage & Lisa VeneKlasen
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The protection and resilience of Human Rights Defenders demands that we all better understand and navigate ...

 

October 25, 2018
BY: Koldo Casla

Traveller communities in Ireland are using international human rights law to monitor their housing conditions ...

 

October 25, 2018
BY: Rona Peligal
Español

Grassroots activism through social movements offers the best hope for meaningful change in the fight ...

 

October 23, 2018
BY: Ligia Bolivar
Español

Misconceived and poorly executed US efforts to reform the UN Human Rights Council failed. But the UN ...

 

October 18, 2018
BY: Cathal Gilbert & Giada Negri

Across the EU, several member states are preparing to cut funding to civil society organizations. In ...

 

October 17, 2018
BY: Rachel Freed
Español

Humanitarian workers giving aid to migrants are being threatened and in some cases imprisoned. But compassionate ...

 

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 | Français

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 ...

 

 
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