Steven L. B. Jensen

Steven L. B. Jensen is a Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. He is co-editor of the recently published book, Histories of Global Inequality: New Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

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Inequality a prominent concern for UN human rights monitors

December 4, 2019
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
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UN human rights bodies are highlighting inequality when making recommendations to states – showing that ...


UN human rights mechanisms proving effective SDGs monitor

July 4, 2019
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
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The SDGs are mostly aligned with human rights objectives—to emphasize this, the UN human rights mechanisms ...


Twenty-five years later, how much do national human rights institutions matter?

June 12, 2018
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
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An expanding range of literature examines the effectiveness of national human rights institutions, and ...


Putting to rest the Three Generations Theory of human rights

November 15, 2017
By: Steven L. B. Jensen
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The notion of three generations of human rights has endured for 40 years. But it has no solid historical ...


The 1967 Convention on Religious Intolerance—the treaty that might have been

December 16, 2016
By: Steven L. B. Jensen

The two UN human rights covenants were to be buttressed by a treaty to fight religious intolerance. ...


Decolonization—not western liberals—established human rights on the global agenda

September 29, 2016
By: Steven L. B. Jensen

Human rights scholarship and advocacy claim to be grounded in universality, yet both are anything but ...