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By: William F. Schulz & Sushma Raman
Rights must adapt to new realities or risk becoming irrelevant.
By: Rita Abrahamsen
With the new U.S. administration, the Geneva Consensus Declaration might lose a supporter in this anti-feminist coalition that wants to preserve the traditional ...
By: Marie Juul Petersen
There are few indications that blasphemy laws are effective in hindering discrimination, conflict, and violence; in fact, the opposite may very well be the case.
By: Robert Stribley
Transgender asylum seekers, who are already more at-risk than typical applicants, now face tremendous hurdles and abuse as they try to survive in the confines of ...
By: Archana Shukla Mukherjee & PV Narayanan
In order to provide women migrant workers with a life of dignity, security, and a sense of recognition at their workplaces, the three primary stakeholders of the ...
By: Amanda Borquaye
Under the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and consumers have the opportunity to rethink how we look at the human costs that sustain our grocery shopping.
By: Waris Husain & Sonali Dhawan
Effective efforts to combat bonded and child labor in the Indian sandstone supply chain will require a nuanced approach to establish the right incentives to enforce ...
By: Howard Lavine & James Ron & Richard L. Wood
The anti-human rights position of white evangelicals in the U.S. is less about religion and more about politics.
By: Marisa Hutchinson
The resilience of the LGBTIQ+ community is admirable and inspiring; however, governments must ensure that all communities are safe and secure in times of crises, ...
By: Joshua Cooper & Shelley Inglis & Joel R. Pruce
A genuine step for the Biden-Harris administration would be to formally establish a standing coordination mechanism across all relevant parts of the US government ...
By: Vishal Prasad & Solomon Yeo
Na Vosa Vakaviti
An advisory opinion on climate action from the ICJ would empower states, civil society organizations, and climate activists with potent tools to combat environmental ...
By: César Rodríguez-Garavito & Elizabeth Donger
Barbuda is a microcosm of larger trends and issues from climate-induced displacement and disaster capitalism, to the greenwashing of policies that undermine climate ...
By: Layanna Martin & Neel Gammelgård
In order to address existing inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic, companies should make a serious effort in reducing the gender pay gap, upholding maternity ...
By: Gerald L. Neuman
Returning to the rule of law and fortifying democracy in the U.S. will best be accomplished by reemphasizing the country’s own democratic and egalitarian values, ...
By: Melissa Langworthy & Hadeel Qazzaz
Social enterprises help change gender realities in MENA to make them more equal.
By: Donna McKay & Michele Heisler
McKay and Heisler reflect on the role of medical personnel when treating patients victims of excessive police force.
By: Lara Stemple
Exclusionary strategies that police the boundaries of terms like “gender” contradict the equality norms upon which human rights are based.
By: Pavlina Pavlova
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the shutdowns of online civic space ever more consequential for exercising civil and political rights, and the Belarus protests are ...
By: Hanna Wedajo & Joan DeJaeghere & Mahlet Yednkachew
Confronting sexual violence on campus: research-practice in Ethiopia
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.
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