Marc Limon

Marc Limon is the Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group.

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US loses patience with Human Rights Council reforms

June 27, 2018
By: Marc Limon

The US said it quit the UN Human Rights Council because it couldn’t reform it – but though others share some blame, the US’ own tactics undermined ...


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 after all. Would splitting the position into multiple roles help?

The world is marching towards—not away from—universal human rights

August 9, 2017
By: Marc Limon

Despite pessimism about the future of human rights, data on treaty ratification and reservations suggest that we are marching toward universality.

Mapping global business opinions on human rights

July 28, 2016
By: Marc Limon

A global survey of over 800 corporate leaders shows overwhelming recognition that companies must respect human rights, although confusion regarding ...


Human rights mainstreaming in climate change policy: a glass half full

September 2, 2015
By: Marc Limon
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The UN’s human rights bodies can’t solve the problem of climate change – but that doesn’t mean they have no role to play in pushing for more ...


The Human Rights Council at 10: too much talk, too little action?

March 27, 2015
By: Marc Limon & Subhas Gujadhur

There is lots of talk about human rights at the UN Human Rights Council, but too little attention to the violations of those rights in specific ...


UN strategy to combat religious intolerance - is it fit for purpose?

January 28, 2015
By: Marc Limon & Nazila Ghanea & Hilary Power
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As religious intolerance and discrimination increase, is the UN’s current strategic response – as set out in a Human Rights Council resolution ...