Marc Limon

Marc Limon is Executive Director of the Geneva-based Universal Rights Group.

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Is UN Secretary-General António Guterres committed to human rights?

By: Marc Limon
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Much of the criticism of UN SG Guterres for his “silence” on human rights is misplaced—he is rather making a good faith effort, alongside High Commissioner Bachelet, ...

 

US loses patience with Human Rights Council reforms

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 its effort.

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

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

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

By: Marc Limon

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

 

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

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 ambitious action to ...

 

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

By: Marc Limon & Subhas Gujadhur
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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 countries.

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

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 and related plans ...