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November 21, 2018
By: Dimitrina Petrova
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There are many good reasons to pursue human rights claims in the courts, especially given the rise of ...

 

November 20, 2018
By: Jennifer Easterday & Hana Ivanhoe

In the absence of sufficient monitoring and ameliorative action on the part of the tech companies, fake ...

 

November 20, 2018
By: James A. Goldston
Español | Français | العربية

In an increasingly authoritarian world, courts are among the few spaces where ordinary people can challenge ...

 

November 15, 2018
By: Suhrith Parthasarathy

The Indian Supreme Court’s landmark decision to declare unconstitutional a colonial-era law criminalizing ...

 

November 14, 2018
By: Mari Margil
Español | Français

Nature has been treated in law as property, and exploited. But there is growing legal recognition that ...

 

November 13, 2018
By: Who Profits Research Center
العربية | Français

Restrictions on Palestinian mobile companies mean that Israeli companies reap profits from Palestinian ...

 

November 8, 2018
By: Theresa Harris
Español | العربية

With private corporations now the largest providers of satellite technology, human rights practitioners ...

 

November 7, 2018
By: Dustin Sharp
Español | Français

Critics of human rights legalism are right to call for more “pragmatism,” but this must be contextual, ...

 

November 6, 2018
By: Yanzi Peng
简体中文

China’s engagement in UN human rights reviews provides real opportunities to advance protection for ...

 

November 1, 2018
By: Mona Younis
Español | العربية

By neglecting citizen engagement, the human rights movement has failed not only to secure all rights ...

 

October 30, 2018
By: James Savage & Lisa VeneKlasen
Español

The protection and resilience of Human Rights Defenders demands that we all better understand and navigate ...

 

October 25, 2018
By: Koldo Casla

Traveller communities in Ireland are using international human rights law to monitor their housing conditions ...

 

October 25, 2018
By: Rona Peligal
Español

Grassroots activism through social movements offers the best hope for meaningful change in the fight ...

 

October 23, 2018
By: Ligia Bolivar
Español

Misconceived and poorly executed US efforts to reform the UN Human Rights Council failed. But the UN ...

 

October 18, 2018
By: Cathal Gilbert & Giada Negri

Across the EU, several member states are preparing to cut funding to civil society organizations. In ...

 

October 17, 2018
By: Rachel Freed
Español

Humanitarian workers giving aid to migrants are being threatened and in some cases imprisoned. But compassionate ...

 

October 11, 2018
By: Sunit Bagree

The UK and EU are ignoring Swaziland’s threats to human rights and civic space, refusing to hold the ...

 

October 10, 2018
By: Yonatan Lupu
Español

Constitutional provisions are critical to protecting human rights, but adopting some rights protections ...

 

October 3, 2018
By: Robert C. Blitt
العربية

Malaysia’s recent caning of a homosexual couple reflects a larger problem with the Organization of Islamic ...

 

October 2, 2018
By: Leyla-Denisa Obreja

The European Court of Human Rights is supposed to help victims of rights violations seek justice, but ...

 

October 2, 2018
By: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
Español

Despite closing space for civil society, the new Escazú Agreement—which offers protection measures for ...

 

September 27, 2018
By: Anita Gurumurthy & Deepti Bharthur
Español | Français

Breakthroughs in technology—including artificial intelligence—can help fulfill the right to development, ...

 

September 25, 2018
By: Antonio Sanchez Gomez
Español

In Colombia, public consultations have successfully halted exploitative mining projects. But can these ...

 

September 19, 2018
By: Charu Lata Hogg
العربية

A new report suggests sexual violence against men and boys in widespread in the Syria conflict. And ...

 

September 18, 2018
By: Almut Rochowanski
Русский

After years of coverage about how the “foreign agent law” would spell the end of freedom of association ...

 

September 12, 2018
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito
Español

The future of human rights as a frame of justice depends on our capacity to create, detect, and foster ...

 

September 11, 2018
By: Keetie Roelen
Español

Non-invasive and non-punitive interventions that draw on positive emotions have promising potential ...

 

September 5, 2018
By: Gabriela Kletzel & Angel Gabriel Cabrera Silva
Español

An innovative intervention by international experts in Mexico invigorated the work of human rights organizations ...

 

September 4, 2018
By: Bernard Shen
Español

Instead of choosing between humans-only systems and AI systems, leveraging the best of human values ...

 

August 30, 2018
By: Alice Cruz
Español

Women affected by leprosy in India and beyond face high levels of discrimination and stigmatization, ...

 

August 29, 2018
By: Saul J. Takahashi
Español

Human rights arguments for decriminalizing drug use are often flawed, and in essence assert a right ...

 

August 27, 2018
By: Samuel Nesner & Ellie Happel
Français

Social movements in Haiti are reimagining justice in order to fight back against exploitation by the ...

 

August 24, 2018
By: Stefania Kapronczay & Anna Kertész
Español

Dropping defensive tactics and reframing human rights in a relatable way are both key to responding ...

 

August 22, 2018
By: Joel R. Pruce
Español

Caring about the rights of distant others was once fashionable but, as walls go up and societies retract, ...

 

August 21, 2018
By: Gastón Chillier
Español

Shifting to local community funding is possible in Latin America, as a case in Argentina clearly shows. ...

 

August 16, 2018
By: Isabel Laura Ebert
Français | Deutsch

Technology can help to prevent conflict, but it can also facilitate human rights abuses, and companies ...

 

August 16, 2018
By: Katrin Kinzelbach & Janika Spannagel
Español | Français

Changing the way we document human rights abuses—such as paying more attention to soft repression—could ...

 

August 15, 2018
By: Sherif Elsayed-Ali
Español | Français

A new set of principles—the Toronto Declaration—aims to put human rights front and centre in the development ...

 

August 14, 2018
By: Todd Landman 

Abolitionism was arguably the first human rights movement, but historical waves of anti-slavery activism ...

 

August 9, 2018
By: Molly Land & Theresa Harris
Español

Human rights researchers are seeking new ways to establish facts, creating new opportunities for collaboration ...

 

August 8, 2018
By: Ivor Chipkin
Español

Powerful civil society coalitions have re-emerged in South Africa, using litigation, social mobilization, ...

 

August 7, 2018
By: Dimitrina Petrova
Русский

Human rights NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe are facing increased hostility from governments and ...

 

August 2, 2018
By: Erin Kitchell
Español

Legal empowerment can be transformative across a wide range of issues, which can sometimes make such ...

 

August 1, 2018
By: Richard Wingfield
Español

The issue of content moderation in online platforms has been missing in debates on business and human ...

 

July 31, 2018
By: Kathryn Sikkink
Español | Português

The frame of constant crisis has negative implications for human rights, especially when questions of ...

 

July 31, 2018
By: Edwin Rekosh
Español

A wave of unjustified government regulation is threatening NGO operations, and proactive responses are ...

 

July 25, 2018
By: Jonas Wolff
Español

Instead of letting governments define the terms, CSOs need to take “foreign agent” allegations seriously ...

 

July 24, 2018
By: Khaled Mansour
العربية | Español

In the last few years, the Egyptian government has launched an unprecedented crackdown on civil society, ...

 

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