Training & Education
Climate & Environment
Gender & Sexuality
Race & Ethnicity
Conflict & Justice
Civil Society & Democracy
Imagining our Post-Pandemic Futures
Litigating the Climate Emergency
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.
By: Zoha Shahid & Seemal Hameed & Simrah Faruqi
Even though special economic zones promote industrial development, such development comes at the expense of land, labour, and human rights.
By: Mayisha Begum
By neglecting the importance of women workers in the Global South as central to systemic change, we risk sustaining a movement focused on the ideals of Northern ...
By: Japhet Biegon
The first ever virtual session, triggered by a pandemic, may have just heralded a potential future of more accessible and inclusive ACHPR sessions.
By: Laura T. Murphy
When human rights scholars engage survivors as colleagues, we avoid traps of voyeurism and engage with them not just for evidence of their oppression, but for their ...
By: Jonathan Rowson
The human rights movement is needed more than ever, but it will fail humanity if it frames the world’s problems as good citizens being let down by bad governments.
By: Joe Cho
A Korean Supreme Court decision demonstrates long-overdue recognition of religious rights and the right to conscientious objection over military service.
By: Michelle Jonker-Argueta
Closing the impunity gap on climate change includes making fossil fuel suppliers accountable for their emissions.
By: Chay Brown
Bottom-up, participatory processes can harness place-based expertise and fundamentally shift the way we respond to violence against women.
By: Cristina Palabay & Francisco Mateo Rocael Morales & Miguel Martín Zumalacárregui & Ruben Kondrup
Injustices suffered by impoverished communities and communities of color around the world will not be rectified through mere superficial changes in policies but ...
By: David Griffiths
Organizations like Amnesty International must be willing to embrace solidarity and community organizing to overcome the politics of demonization.
By: Pablo Abitbol
By centering resistances on identity, we might unknowingly reproduce the discourses that essentialize it.
By: Ali Miller & Ann Sarnak
Using human rights covertly can identify harms otherwise difficult to attribute to root causes—especially in “scofflaw” countries.
By: Kristin Smith & Sonali Dhawan
The new “Yazidi Female Survivors Law”, while groundbreaking, is too narrow to address the needs of some of Iraq’s most vulnerable communities.
By: Wyatt Gjullin
For environmental and human rights defenders in support of indigenous communities, one of the paths forward is through legal arguments.
By: Hussein Banai
The process of dialogue, reciprocity, and continual struggle in everyday cosmopolitanism is precisely what positions human rights as an effective bulwark against ...
By: William Paul Simmons
In the paternal drive to offer aid, victims and their knowledge are viewed as inferior, but rights activists need to admit their ignorance and question their positionality.
By: Avery R. Everhart
How can human rights push back against regressive global trends in trans rights and sexual and reproductive rights?
By: Momin Rahman
There is a major pitfall in assuming that other countries simply need to “catch up” through an expansion of SOGIE rights frameworks.
By: Christoph Steinert
When political prisoners are locked up by states as “terrorists”, how can human rights activists overcome such systematic attempts to deny political motives?
By: Kristi Heather Kenyon
In practice, no one enjoys “international human rights.” In each of our lives, all rights are local and personal.
By: Kate Gilmore & Rajat Khosla
The interplay between sexuality, sex, sexual and reproductive health and human rights is not a mere question of biology, but of palpable matters of power, politics, ...
By: Jackie Smith
It is now clearer than ever that the protection of global health requires universal recognition of everyone’s basic human rights.
By: Shareen Hertel
If it was difficult to show the interconnections among people and rights before the onset of COVID-19, we have an opportunity to do so now.
By: Lisa Levenstein
Without the ingenuity of feminists from the Global South and networks of committed activists on every continent, we would never have heard the phrase: “Women’s ...
By: David Mattingly
Funders should trust and imitate their frontline partners’ ability to assess their communities’ greatest needs and offer the flexibility to pivot amid a crisis.
By: Stanley Ibe
Many states still fail to realize that protecting the rights of the poor will ultimately make addressing a pandemic—and other global crises—easier.
By: Joe Hoover
Appeals to humanity and the pronouncement of universal standards are empty (or worse) if they don’t begin with the difficult work of identifying and dismantling ...
By: Caio Borges
A new generation of climate cases being brought before Brazilian courts is addressing climate change more directly in an effort to save the Amazon.
By: Sunita Toor
Movements like #MeToo demonstrate the power of solidarity and collective digital action, but they also reveal that feminist activism is not a monolithic movement ...
By: Pardis Mahdavi
In the US, feminism is under attack from the right, the left, and from within—causing American feminists a “triple bind”.
By: Theresa Harris
Building a pipeline for human rights practitioners and scientists who want to work at the intersections of their fields would create opportunities for systemic ...
By: Nelson Camilo Sanchez
The economic crisis from the pandemic could bring solutions from the global South into global North cities that are less accustomed to confronting such issues.
By: Alison Brysk & Miguel Fuentes Carreno
Structural inequalities in women’s rights are exacerbated by the pandemic and leave poor and racialized women most vulnerable to the denial of reproductive rights.
By: LaDawn Haglund
The essentializing of “urban inhabitants” as somehow sharing a destiny ignores inequalities among inhabitants that may require more fundamental restructuring to ...
By: Charity Ryerson
For the majority of the world that lacks significant economic and political power, there is an urgent need to increase our capacity to innovate.
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive the latest articles on a wide range of human rights policy and strategy issues.