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By: David Kaye
Human rights law needs to evolve in order to meet the challenges and reconceptualized international law and institutions of this moment.
By: Tarini Manchanda
“We want to live safe lives, and this is how we want to live. We don’t just care for ourselves, we care for the animals.”
By: Iverna McGowan
Without inbuilt protections, the European Union's new law billed as a new constitution for the internet could inadvertently empower governments set on shrinking ...
By: Jonas Bull & Sacha Feierabend
How can human rights inform our understanding of mental health support services?
By: Paul Rissman
Civil society should embrace the opportunity to partner with new allies to foster real and enduring change.
By: Vivetha Thambinathan & Thevya Balendran
The UNHRC should explore and employ a wide range of tools and mechanisms to address human rights violations, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
By: Daniel Morris
We need to collect more and better data and explore how gender equality is engaged at different stages of the procurement cycle.
By: Brianna Chadourne
Indigenous peoples’ knowledge and their history of conservation efforts could set the standard for sustainable development, but these groups constantly face threats ...
By: Wangui Kimari & Steffen Jensen & Tobias Kelly & Kari Øygard
Research shows that protection strategies of victims, survivors, and activists are embedded in everyday relationships.
By: Imogen Richmond-Bishop & Danilo Curcic
The limits placed on child benefits in Serbia and the UK have a similarly destructive impact on household incomes and children’s well-being.
By: Hans-Otto Sano
The politicization of social protection provides opportunities to place it more firmly in the public sphere of government responsibilities, but it also poses challenges ...
By: Baris Cayli Messina
In the late Ottoman Empire, women organized protests and fought for equality. Now they are fighting to survive in Turkey.
By: Lisa Hilbink & Valentina Salas
Advancing human rights via a people-centered approach requires that researchers be sensitive and responsive to inevitable, and often unpredictable, challenges.
By: Krizna Gomez
"Is it not quite odd that for a field dedicated to 'social change,' we often do not engineer change but usually just adapt to it?"
By: Naomi Roht-Arriaza
Rethinking the human rights movement's approach to state-centrism, institutionalism, proceduralism might lead to a reinvigorated human rights project more able ...
By: James Savage
How aligning principles with practice, addressing the power dynamics of collaboration, and nurturing an ecosystem for narrative power can help narrative work succeed.
By: Frédéric Mégret
What happens to human rights when populists invoke its language?
By: Vasuki Nesiah
The rule about the state of emergencies and the strategies we deploy to defend human rights
By: Karen Engle
The challenge for the human rights movement is to take seriously potential conflicts with other emancipatory struggles.
By: Ishtar Lakhani & Lucas Paulson
Online spaces offer new opportunities to support creative experimentation in human rights work—but taking them seriously doesn’t have to mean being too serious.
By: Laurel E. Fletcher
International groups should challenge themselves to invent new practice forms that disrupt old patterns that re-instantiate North-South power binaries.
By: Karina Ansolabehere
How The Minnesota Model helped this organization understand its own identity and role in advocating for Mexico's disappeared or missing persons.
By: Mine Yildirim
Efforts to advance the rights of freedom of religion or belief must be centered on international human rights law and connected to international human rights protection ...
By: Sean Luna McAdams
If true reflection is a process and a habit then we, human rights practitioners and funders, need to focus less on the output (a written report) and more on the ...
By: Jamie D. Wise
To effectively promote lasting peace, responses to the violence in Syria must account for incompatible—and even irreconcilable—demands for justice.
By: Matthew Burnett & Connor Smith
Here are several social enterprise models that legal empowerment organizations have experimented with and that align with the values and work of many frontline ...
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
A look at the key geopolitical, ecological, technological and socio-economic challenges to human rights.
The Open Society Foundation shares key lessons from its work supporting organizations that are experimenting with earned income models.
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 ...
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