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Litigating the Climate Emergency
By: Jonathan Cohen & Sofia Gruskin
As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the end of its second year, the importance of reaffirming this principle is clear.
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
If slowing climate change is a game, how is it going and what's left to accomplish?
By: Andrés Constantin & Kayla Zamanian
Making sexual and reproductive health services accessible in practice means the limits of invoking conscientious objection must be incisively interrogated.
By: Juan Ortiz Freuler
A conversation with Grace Mutung’u on the growing adoption of digital ID in Kenya and how it is changing people’s relationship with the government.
By: Jackie Dugard & Franziska Sucker & Bruce Porter & Jamie Burton
A waiver would be a vital step for expediting the scaling up of manufacturing and provision of COVID-19 medical products.
This fictional scenario draws on real signals of change to construct a future scenario around the impacts of datafication on the human rights movement.
Understanding how datafication affects the rights and interests of people, and power relationships at large, is key for an effective defense of human rights.
By: James Jennion
Given that the idea of using emotion recognition technology as a tool of governance is an entirely flawed premise, a ban makes the most sense.
By: Alejandro Anaya Muñoz & Amanda Murdie
Neither state capacity nor elite willingness are sufficient on their own to improve compliance with human rights norms.
By: Livvy Mitchell
Identifying where human rights violations are occurring within the right to housing shows the government where change is most urgently needed.
By: Sandra Liebenberg
The Chilean Constitutional Convention should give careful thought to how to strengthen the relationship between social rights and the right to equality and non-discrimination.
By: Tamara Léger & Rob Parry-Jones
Understanding RTHE through the lens of wildlife crime is a reminder that tackling crime through a rights-based approach contributes to the fulfilment of human rights.
By: Nora Noralla
By reforming its own system, Egypt can influence positive changes in other countries in the region and lead the way for accessible legal gender recognition mechanisms.
By: Miriam Saage-Maaß
A human rights-based approach should always ask who is affected and how by certain climate mitigation measures.
By: Eszter Hartay & Ivana Rosenzweigova
Restrictions on civil society undermine climate mitigation efforts and impede the collaboration that is so crucial to slowing the climate crisis over the next decade.
By: Sebastián Villamizar Santamaría
In this Data Column, we explore and compare the usage of several climate-related terms in English and Spanish to track how they have evolved over time.
By: Athayde Motta & Miles Litvinoff
Mining companies must tackle human rights abuses or risk communities saying no to their operations.
By: S. Priya Morley
A transnational racial justice lens is essential to understand recent Haitian migration through the Americas, but also to develop any future policy responses.
By: Angel Gabriel Cabrera Silva
How a temporal perspective affects the struggles for Indigenous self-determination
By: Els Heile
Legal action should not substitute a holistic approach to green transition.
By: Mariana Montoya & Marc Limon
History has shown that despite strong opposition to Special Procedures, they have been valuable mechanisms for catalyzing positive changes at the local level.
By: OGR Admin
OGR has asked several leaders in the human rights community to share a learning, a reflection, or an insight from these unique times. Read or listen to them here.
By: Viviana Krsticevic
The human rights framework can buttress the responses needed to address the emergency, providing tools to guarantee human dignity and the right to a healthy environment.
By: Tom Gerald Daly
While civic action and space are under relentless pressure worldwide, different dimensions of a more positive future are being built and fought for across the world.
By: Ricky Gunawan
The death penalty for drug offenses appears to be on the rise.
By: Marc Schade-Poulsen
One should be cautious when conflating today’s human rights understanding with that of the past when narrating human rights history.
By: Peter Splinter
It is essential to translate human rights principles and standards into practicable pragmatic measures that can provide that coherence, legitimacy, and sustainability.
While civic action and civic space are under relentless pressure worldwide, different dimensions of a more positive future are being built and fought for in communities ...
By: Lauren Segal & Lwando Xaso
A new online archive and exhibition tells the little-known stories and behind-the-scenes challenges of the country's constitution.
If human rights are to remain relevant in the Anthropocene, budding theoretical, doctrinal, and advocacy efforts to address the climate emergency need to be expanded.
By: Koldo Casla
To do justice to such an ambitious goal, the Chilean process should not leave anyone behind. This is a historic occasion to make the case for social rights.
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
How the domestic trends of human rights policy in the Global South can provide a deeper understanding of modern international rights practice
By: Alice M. Miller
Reflecting on the internet as a constitutive site for rights work may allow us to usefully open the internet to a different kind of scrutiny.
By: Thomas Pogge
Impact funds would make the business of innovation more cost-effective and enable a triple win for the potential beneficiaries of innovations.
By: James Kirby
While some economists and political scientists praise Botswana as a ‘success story’, the country provides more than just a tale of growth and stability.
By: Alejandro Anaya Muñoz & David Foust Rodríguez & Carlos Moreno Jaimes
The Mexican State failed in its obligation to guarantee access to human rights for millions because it did not have a sufficient social security infrastructure ...
By: Jonathan Cohen
The forces arrayed against vaccine justice—monopolies, charity, and individualism—stand in the way of a just response to other shared global problems.
By: Rebecca Adami & Dan Plesch
Critical human rights theory has problematized the dominant narrative of European, western male rights.
By: Gráinne de Burca
If attention is directed towards the dynamism of social movements and human rights activism around the world, a different set of views of the cathedral emerges.
By: Romina Gallardo Duarte
Under the guise of containing the pandemic, government-sanctioned violations of women’s rights in maternal care may quickly become the norm.
Essex’s HRC Clinic had to adapt to a challenging scenario under COVID-19, with physical distancing rules and human interaction exclusively online.
It is important to look at the CDHR as a symbolic document rather than a human rights instrument.
By: Bibbi Abruzzini & Sanaâ Nadir & Yohan Cambet
The digital world needs to be shared with and understood by the public in order to define together what our “collective digital rights” are.
By: Marisa Viana & Ruby Johnson
How can we truly value the experiences and perspectives of all generations that are so needed to forge our collective liberation?
After a recent study revealed that drug law enforcement often targets poor people and vulnerable groups, the UN Working Group calls for the decriminalization of ...
By: Sarthak Gupta
Although the Mental Health Care Act can be invoked to provide limited protective measures to the LGBTQIA+ community, a separate law is essential to entirely eradicate ...
By: Netherlands Helsinki Committee
In today’s Turkey, lawyers themselves are being targeted—just for practicing their profession in accordance with the law.
By: Patricia Cruz Marín & James Cavallaro & Alejandro Anaya Muñoz
Impunity in Mexico is not accidental, random, or involuntary. Instead, impunity results from a chain of actions taken with the express purpose of undermining investigations.
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