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By: Raymond A. Smith
The term “non-binary” has entered some UN reports and media, but there is still a lack of recognition of this identity in human rights law.
By: Juan Ortiz Freuler & Will Orr & Ana Brandusescu
Nonprofits have to balance securing funds and staying true to their mission. How can we foster autonomy among organizations?
By: Sébastien Lorion
New research unearths comprehensive data on the global diffusion of national human rights action plans since the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights.
By: Umyra Ahmad
At the latest Human Rights Council session, anti-rights language started making its way into some resolutions under discussion.
By: María Alejandra Torres García
Land grabs in Haiti cause women to further suffer violations of environmental and women’s rights and exacerbate climate vulnerability.
Nonprofits’ autonomy from their funders is particularly important in the digital rights space.
By: Sarthak Gupta
In a historic rule, the Supreme Court of India aimed to protect the constitutional rights of sex workers in the country.
By: Ramona Vijeyarasa & José-Miguel Bello y Villarino
The current absence of adequate regulation by states to protect human rights from the deployment of AI systems is, in itself, a violation of human rights.
By: Tariro Tandi & Immaculate Mugo
Funders must rethink their principles and practices to ensure that they operate on participation, trust, and mutual understanding instead of power and privilege.
By: Vincent Ploton
Michelle Bachelet will not seek a second term as High Commissioner for Human Rights, kicking off a race to find a suitable replacement.
By: Johanna Gusman
The continual failure of governments to adequately address the climate crisis constitutes a violation of children’s rights and Pacific youth know this better than ...
By: Jacqueline Parisi
For a country whose founding universalist principles are imbued with humanitarian rhetoric, it’s astounding how egregiously égalité has been violated.
By: Melania Chiponda & Emese Ilyes
Respect for human rights should be founded on recognizing and honoring differences.
By: Marisa Hutchinson & Jhannel Tomlinson
For many Global South activists and communities, the pledges and actions agreed upon at COP26 were too late, inadequate, and exclusive.
By: Jane Chung
In constructing new paradigms, our visioning should not be limited to our definition of the problem.
By: Jordan T. Jones
Michael Kleinman of Amnesty International USA reflects on the urgency of taking action against non-disclosure agreements.
By: Lucas Paulson
The invitation at the heart of "Narrative Spices" isn’t about specific strategies or approaches, but about cultivating habits that enable curiosity, exploration, ...
By: Thalia Viveros Uehara
The Paris Agreement calls on states to consider their human rights obligations in climate adaptation.
By: Claire Thomas & Mohamed Eno
While the unveiling of Somalia's president helps reduce the risk of conflict, the hosting of another ‘election’ on a discriminatory basis is far from ideal.
By: Jessica Fjeld
If work life balance needs to be thrown out the window, what’s the sturdier, more supportive and humane alternative?
By: Jonathan Sharp
Contractual arrangements, insurance, and tort law, all private law tools, fail to address the awful threat of hazardous substance leaks because they are unable ...
By: Courtney Hillebrecht
The stakes of Russia’s withdrawal are exceedingly high—for past and present victims and for the Court itself.
By: Tynesha McHarris & Swatee Deepak
At the center of almost every social justice movement are cis- and trans- women and girls, and non-binary folks of color leading the charge.
By: Bassam Khawaja & Rebecca Riddell
Exclusive new data shows skyrocketing public expenditure on private health facilities in Kenya.
By: Andrés Zaragoza
If we want to constructively engage companies, business associations or investors on human rights issues, we must recognize who our interlocutor is.
By: John Morrison
Although the plan was initiated by the government, it seems likely that private enterprises will be asked to play a significant role at all stages of the process.
By: Claire Methven O’Brien & Rebekah Wilson
The operation of care facilities for vulnerable children by private-equity backed companies poses threats to human rights.
By: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky
The prevailing approach to understanding the pandemic overlooks the fact that the pandemic is a complex phenomenon, in which the social and political play as important ...
By: Everaldo Lamprea Montealegre
Despite Big Pharma's decisive role in the transformation of the right to health, it continues to play a secondary role in the literature.
By: Kathryn Hampton
While it is imperative that parties to the conflict must stop using landmines, we are also faced with the question of how to respond when they do not.
By: Sarah Damoff
As a matter of human rights, our policies must consider child migrants by their status of child before their status of migrant or litigant.
By: Giada Girelli
Is justice really ‘just’ when it puts to death the vulnerable and the powerless?
By: Garth Meintjes
We would do better to deepen our understanding of human rights as a kind of reference narrative that can help to guide decision-making in the face of radical uncertainty.
By: Ohene Ampofo-Anti & Camila Barretto Maia & Joshua Castellino & Pillkyu Hwang
Institutional failures enabling global COVID inequity can also deepen structural discrimination.
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
How a particular kind of science fiction resonates with a wide audience and can enrich human rights thinking and practice
By: Steven L. B. Jensen & Charles Walton
A deeper history of social rights can help us identify the factors that have impeded the human rights project.
By: Sebastián Villamizar Santamaría
This data column examines the threats to journalists worldwide.
By: Jacqueline Rowe
Most major platforms and services are still only available or functional in a small number of geopolitically dominant languages.
By: Maysa Zorob & Hector Candray
For the first time in its history, the Court explicitly stipulates clear business and human rights standards to be met by states and companies.
By: Dominique Calañas
The human rights movement needs new ways of working which may even sound a little far-fetched.
By: Mimi Hapig
The current expressions of solidarity by various European countries towards refugees from Ukraine should reignite the discourse about Europe’s response to refugees ...
By: Emilie Helene Holm
Across the globe, the transition to digital media is disrupting media ecosystems, creating news deserts where local communities can no longer access information ...
By: Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky & Francisco Cantamutto & María Julia Eliosoff Ferrero & Ana Fraile
The video documentary series on "IMF and Human Rights" and the podcast "Promise is Debt" are political and cultural tools to limit the control of finance over our ...
By: Koldo Casla
Putin’s aggression requires a human rights strategy that accounts for existing power relationships, and attempts to steer the balance in the direction of peace.
By: Gabriela Tsudik
The women’s movement is yet to center the specific concerns of poor and unhoused women.
By: Thaynah Gutiérrez Gomes
We must seek technologies from the ancestral past of native peoples and connect them with the knowledge from the urban peripheries.
By: Alicia Ely Yamin
"Paul treated each individual as if they contained the whole world within them."
By: Peter Splinter
The new Special Rapporteur on climate change should avoid the “blah, blah, blah” that has characterized far too much discussion.
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