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October 15, 2019
By: Navi Pillay
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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 ...

 

August 20, 2019
By: Sarah Yookyung Kim
Español | Français

When much broader communities can harness intellectual property rights, these shifts can contribute ...

 

August 8, 2019
By: Osamah Alfakih
Español | Français

Defending human rights in war-torn Yemen requires persistence, creativity, and strategic changes to ...

 

August 6, 2019
By: Deepa Ranganathan
Español

#MeToo ignited a conversation about sexual and gender-based violence, but young feminists in the global ...

 

August 1, 2019
By: Jackie Smith & Joshua Cooper
Español

Declining economic conditions in cities and communities around the world have inspired more people to ...

 

July 31, 2019
By: Eric Posner
Español | العربية

The new US Commission on Unalienable Rights will provide a conservative interpretation on human rights. ...

 

July 25, 2019
By: Philip Alston & Nikki Reisch
Español

Delivering on the SDG’s promise to reduce economic inequality requires progressive taxation and effective ...

 

July 24, 2019
By: Quincy Cloet
Español

While many Ukranians place their hopes in the ICC to end impunity, improving the local judiciary could ...

 

July 18, 2019
By: Koldo Casla
Español

If Putin was right, and liberalism is dead, what would be the future of human rights in global politics?

July 16, 2019
By: Karen Chonofsky
Español

The US Global Gag Rule is impeding far more than access to abortion in the global South—services for ...

 

July 10, 2019
By: Alison Berthet
Français

It’s clear that regulation of AI must start now, but why do emerging frameworks primarily talk about ...

 

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

The SDGs are mostly aligned with human rights objectives—to emphasize this, the UN human rights mechanisms ...

 

June 27, 2019
By: James Ron & Howard Lavine & Shannon Golden

Polls that show Americans support airstrikes against suspected terrorists ignore some very large caveats.

June 27, 2019
By: Alexander H. Montgomery & Charli Carpenter

Recent studies argue that Americans are relatively insensitive to the laws of war. There’s only one ...

 

June 26, 2019
By: Inga T. Winkler & JoAnn Kamuf Ward
Español

The United States—and many other wealthy nations—are facing an invisible but profound crisis of sanitation ...

 

June 20, 2019
By: Ise Bosch & Claudia Bollwinkel
Español | Deutsch

Philanthropy can repeat oppressive patterns, or it can transform donor-recipient relations by giving ...

 

June 19, 2019
By: Charu Lata Hogg
Español

In addressing conflict-related sexual violence, the UN Security Council has urged prevention, protection ...

 

June 18, 2019
By: Laura Ligouri
Español | Français | العربية

Capitalizing on the brain’s capacity to simulate events, messages of positive behavior – instead of ...

 

June 13, 2019
By: Natalie Gill
Español

Can urban planners use the technology in “Smart Cities” to create cities that are more just—and safe—for ...

 

June 12, 2019
By: Ishtar Lakhani
Español | Français

Humour is one of the most effective tools in our activist arsenal, because it has the ability to bring ...

 

June 10, 2019
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
Español | العربية

Obsessed with pushing spatial boundaries, the human rights community left aside concerns about time. ...

 

June 4, 2019
By: Maria Luisa Stasi
Español

Social media platforms are abusing their dominant position and exploiting users with terms of service ...

 

May 30, 2019
By: Leyla-Denisa Obreja
Español

Amidst growing debate on women’s reproductive rights, worldwide policies allowing free access to emergency ...

 

May 29, 2019
By: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Español | Français

Lands under secure indigenous tenure often have better conservation outcomes—can stronger protections ...

 

May 23, 2019
By: Rosie Carter
Español

Giving people a sense of optimism about and control over their future is the best way to stop populist ...

 

May 20, 2019
By: Fatima Iakupbaeva
Español | Русский

Shifting to a business mindset is hard for non-profit organizations, but with limited opportunities ...

 

May 16, 2019
By: Gabe Rissman
Español

A sustainable business model could help human rights groups apply shareholder pressure to improve corporate ...

 

May 2, 2019
By: Carlotta Rigotti
Español

What are the human rights implications in the growing market for sex robots? Are these AI “gynoids” ...

 

May 1, 2019
By: Ana Zbona & Sanyu Awori
Español | Français

When space closes for labour rights defenders, the situation is far worse for those at the margins. ...

 

April 25, 2019
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
Español

Lawsuits have become an increasingly frequent route for urgent action on climate change, but the impact ...

 

April 24, 2019
By: John Packer
Français | Rohingya | العربية | Español | বাংলা | Türkçe

The Myanmar state can and must be held accountable for the genocide being perpetrated against the Rohingya, ...

 

April 23, 2019
By: Param-Preet Singh
Español

In giving undue weight to politics and practicalities in their decision to abandon war crimes investigations ...

 

April 18, 2019
By: Iain Levine
Português

As Bolsonaro passes the 100 day mark of his presidency, human rights activists in Brazil can learn much ...

 

April 11, 2019
By: Tom Crompton
Español | Français

No cause is an island. Human rights and other movements can better work together by identifying and ...

 

April 10, 2019
By: A. Kayum Ahmed
Español | isiXhosa

The development of artificial intelligence and transhumanism are challenging what it means to be human—and ...

 

 
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