Articles with a global or international focus

The “new green”? Business and the responsible use of algorithms

May 17, 2018
BY: Matthew Fenech
Español | Français

Algorithms have long aided decision-making, but as artificial intelligence ...

Artificial Intelligence can be a boon for businesses, but can it protect workers?

May 17, 2018
BY: Emre Eren Korkmaz
Türkçe | Español | Français

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming business models, but labor ...

As artificial intelligence progresses, what does real responsibility look like?

May 16, 2018
BY: Dunstan Allison-Hope & Mark Hodge
Español | Français | 日本語

Artificial intelligence is disrupting how we live, work, do business, ...

Apps and traps: why dating apps must do more to protect LGBTQ communities

May 16, 2018
BY: Afsaneh Rigot
العربية | فارسی

Repressive states are manipulating dating apps to find and target LGBTQ ...

Addressing the potential human rights risks of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”

May 16, 2018
BY: Phil Bloomer & Christen Dobson
Español | Deutsch

Technology has the power to free us from drudgery or to decimate livelihoods, ...

FIFA 2018: digital rights are (finally) playable

May 16, 2018
BY: Peter Micek

Mega events like the Olympics and the World Cup are bringing digital rights ...

Human rights and development: has the connection sunk in?

May 9, 2018
BY: Paul Nelson & Ellen Dorsey
Español | Français

The connection between human rights and development is hardly new, but ...

Reclaiming civic space: global challenges, local responses

May 8, 2018
BY: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah & Mandeep Tiwana
Español | Português

To reclaim civic space, there are three key drivers that organizations ...

Being flexible while staying true: the balance of engaging corporations in human rights

May 3, 2018
BY: Rajshri Sen
Español

Getting traction and funding for women’s rights in India can be difficult, ...

Leaders, exile, and the dilemmas of international justice

May 1, 2018
BY: Daniel Krcmaric
Español | Français

The advance of international justice means that the “golden parachute” ...

The SDGs and gender equality: empty promises or beacon of hope?

April 25, 2018
BY: Kate Donald  & Silke Staab
Français | Español

In a challenging global context for equality and women’s rights, a new ...

From revolution to bureaucratization: human rights law becomes central to global health governance

April 24, 2018
BY: Benjamin Mason Meier & Lawrence O. Gostin

Given the dramatic development of human rights under international law ...

Reimagining justice: human rights through legal empowerment

April 23, 2018
BY: Sukti Dhital
Español

Legal empowerment offers promising new methods to improve access to justice ...

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: a difficult but do-able mandate

April 19, 2018
BY: Matheus Hernandez

The same mandate that makes the work of the High Commissioner a nearly ...

Breaking the human rights gridlock by embracing the Sustainable Development Goals

April 17, 2018
BY: Ted Piccone
Español | 简体中文 | العربية | Français

The dangers of a growing global divergence on human rights, with the rise ...

Transitional justice—time for a re-think

April 10, 2018
BY: Paul Seils
Español

The transitional justice toolkit was developed for circumstances unlike ...

New treaty on business and human rights must hold ‘home’ states accountable

April 5, 2018
BY: Daniel Cerqueira & Alexandra Montgomery
Español | العربية | Français

To ensure justice for victims of corporate human rights abuse, transnational ...

Measuring what matters: a new database to track human rights performance

April 3, 2018
BY: Anne-Marie Brook & K. Chad Clay & Susan Randolph

The launch of the Human Rights Measurement Initiative dataset promises ...

Ending corporate corruption means looking at the North-South nexus

March 29, 2018
BY: Gillian Caldwell
Español | Français

By its very nature, standing up to corruption and corporate power means ...

Building the foundations of resilience: 11 lessons for human rights educators and supervisors

March 7, 2018
BY: Sarah Knuckey & Su Anne Lee
Español

Educators and managers can play an important role in building the next ...

Is being the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights an Impossible Job?

February 27, 2018
BY: Marc Limon

Perhaps the role of High Commissioner for Human Rights is not do-able ...

Making progress in human rights requires big risks and new allies

February 22, 2018
BY: Maria Bobenrieth
Français | Español

In these turbulent times, business as usual is no longer an option for ...

Reproductive gene editing imperils universal human rights

February 15, 2018
BY: Marcy Darnovsky & Leah Lowthorp & Katie Hasson
简体中文 | Русский | Español

The prohibition on reproductive gene editing to enhance human capabilities ...

Another one bites the dust—what future for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights?

February 8, 2018
BY: David Petrasek
Español | Français

The early departure—yet again—of a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

Collecting, preserving, and verifying online evidence of human rights violations

January 30, 2018
BY: Enrique Piracés
Español

The amount of digital information available online presents human rights ...

Five key battles for re-imagining democracy in a radically changed world

January 22, 2018
BY: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah

The challenges facing civil society now aren’t about reviving our weakening ...

A new UN declaration could finally protect rural and landless peoples

January 4, 2018
BY: Shivani Chaudhry
Español

The UN has drafted a groundbreaking declaration that has the potential ...

Methodological choices in human rights research are political, not just technical

December 21, 2017
BY: Allison Corkery 
Español | العربية

The methods human rights researchers and advocates use determine what ...

NGOs are adapting to closing space when they must push back

December 19, 2017
BY: Julian Oram & Deborah Doane

Most development and funding organizations are adapting to shrinking space ...

Finding research pathways to a slavery-free world

December 12, 2017
BY: Zoe Trodd

Ending slavery means building a science of anti-slavery where advocates ...

Addressing systemic inequality in human rights funding

December 4, 2017
BY: Barbara Klugman & Ravindran Daniel & Denise Dora & Maimouna Jallow
Español

Human rights funding is systemically inequitable, and this will only change ...

Finding equity: shifting power structures in human rights

November 30, 2017
BY: Barbara Klugman & Ravindran Daniel & Denise Dora & Maimouna Jallow
Español

The marker of progress towards an equitable human rights ecology is when ...

Evidence indicates that we should be hopeful—not hopeless—about human rights

November 29, 2017
BY: Kathryn Sikkink
Español | Português

We compare our current human rights situation not to the past but to an ...

The value of diversity in creating systemic change for human rights

November 27, 2017
BY: Barbara Klugman & Ravindran Daniel & Denise Dora & Maimouna Jallow
Español

The human rights system must value and mobilize the expertise of all players, ...

Survey: most believe women’s rights are human rights

November 23, 2017
BY: James Ron
Español

Have feminists made traction in campaigning that “women’s rights are human ...

To strengthen global resistance, resource young feminists

November 22, 2017
BY: Felogene Anumo & Ruby Johnson
Español | Français

Young feminists are pushing back and forging new paths in global resistance, ...

Building up vs. trickling down: human rights in Southern Africa

November 16, 2017
BY: Kristi Heather Kenyon
Español | Setswana | Zulu

Do we achieve human rights by enacting UN-sanctioned treaties at the legislative ...

Putting to rest the Three Generations Theory of human rights

November 15, 2017
BY: Steven L. B. Jensen
Español | Français | العربية

The notion of three generations of human rights has endured for 40 years. ...

Human Rights “Light”: using rhetoric to unite disparate disciplines

November 8, 2017
BY: Tony Talbott
العربية | Español | Français

The use of superficial human rights rhetoric across varied issue areas ...

Putting human rights at the centre of the renewable energy sector

November 3, 2017
BY: Eniko Horvath & Christen Dobson
Español | 简体中文

In our efforts to quickly mitigate the negative impacts of climate change, ...

Intergenerational commitments are critical to protecting future climate leaders

November 2, 2017
BY: Leah Davidson
Español

Intergenerational commitments in climate change are critical to protect ...

Climate change talks must focus on the most vulnerable: the world’s children

November 1, 2017
BY: Alice Thomas
Español | Français

Across the globe, more extreme weather and climate change are displacing ...

Protecting environmental defenders should be a central issue at climate talks

October 31, 2017
BY: Katharina Rall
Español | Français | العربية

As attacks on environmental rights defenders escalate, the stakes are ...

What makes a human rights campaign effective?

October 26, 2017
BY: Cosette Creamer & Amy Hill Cosimini & Yagmur Karakaya & Suzy McElrath
Español | Français

Marketing and public health provide useful lessons about framing and pre-testing ...

Creative persistence: women’s funds responses to the backlash against feminism

October 23, 2017
BY: Augusta Hagen-Dillon
Español

Widespread backlash against progressive values and mounting legal restrictions ...

Human rights justice requires corporate information sharing

October 17, 2017
BY: Audrey Gaughran

Legal reform is needed to ensure that victims of human rights abuses have ...

Elections without choice: “clean slates” in the Human Rights Council

October 12, 2017
BY: Peter Splinter

The practice of candidates for election to the UN Human Rights Council ...

Contesting regression: citizen solidarity vs. the decline of democracy

October 5, 2017
BY: Alison Brysk
Español

Even where rights are on the rocks, citizen solidarity and resilient rule ...

 

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