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November 6, 2019By: Katharine G. Young
Constitutional entrenchment is only part of the battle for recognition of economic and social rights, ...
August 20, 2019By: Sarah Yookyung Kim
When much broader communities can harness intellectual property rights, these shifts can contribute ...
June 12, 2019By: Ishtar Lakhani
Humour is one of the most effective tools in our activist arsenal, because it has the ability to bring ...
April 2, 2019By: Jason Brickhill
The courts have done much in South Africa to advance human rights and promote equality, but in what ...
February 28, 2019By: Salieu Taal
A movement that started as a simple hashtag, declaring that #GambiaHasDecided, is bringing a fresh wave ...
February 12, 2019By: Jackie Dugard
Some argue human rights are insufficient to tackle inequality but overlook the emancipatory power of ...
January 3, 2019By: Suzanne Kidenda & Katy Johnson
A simple app, developed in close co-operation with clinicians, police and other end-users, is making ...
October 11, 2018By: Sunit Bagree
The UK and EU are ignoring Swaziland’s threats to human rights and civic space, refusing to hold the ...
March 20, 2018By: Caroline Kiarie-Kimondo
Mismanagement of timber resources and illegal logging are exacerbating South Sudan’s conflict and destroying ...
March 1, 2018By: Collins Liko
Cartels in Kenya are controlling public resources and access to information, but community mobilization ...
February 28, 2018By: Karen Naimer
DNA technology in sexual violence cases can strengthen investigations and prosecutions, but training ...
January 9, 2018By: Kristi Heather Kenyon
Local HIV activists are expanding human rights discourse into health advocacy, largely due to belief ...
December 6, 2017By: David Kode
Governments from Uganda to Poland are silencing activists and organizations that criticize them—what ...
November 16, 2017By: Kristi Heather Kenyon
Do we achieve human rights by enacting UN-sanctioned treaties at the legislative level, or at the grassroots ...
November 14, 2017By: John Mwebe & Preksha Kumar
Several investment banks recently withdrew from a project in Malawi due to community-led activism and ...
October 17, 2017By: Audrey Gaughran
Legal reform is needed to ensure that victims of human rights abuses have access to the relevant information ...
September 14, 2017By: James A. Goldston
In Kenya, Guatemala and Brazil, courts have defied presidents and shaken up politics—is court-centric ...
August 22, 2017By: Geoff Dancy
Anti-ICC narratives resonate with a crucial minority of Kenyan citizens, but not with victims of political ...
August 16, 2017By: Victoria Ohaeri
Linking online campaigns to offline action has become critical in challenging closing spaces in Nigeria.
June 14, 2017By: Amandine Rushenguziminega
A new levy in the African Union could lead to more financial independence—but who is funding human rights?
May 11, 2017By: Zelalem Kibret
When in the field, human rights workers must be better prepared for trauma in order to heal from it.
April 9, 2017By: Douglas Mathew Mawadri
Human rights advocates in Africa face significant challenges in getting past mental health stigmas in ...
April 3, 2017By: Ayodele Akenroye
African governments are withdrawing from the ICC with valid criticisms—but what can be done to make ...
February 23, 2017By: Stuart Wilson
Human rights values and rule of law are lost on authoritarians, but the need to clothe their action ...
February 14, 2017By: Joe Westby
A UK judgement on Shell’s operations in Nigeria yet again shows the need to prevent powerful multinationals ...
February 7, 2017By: Chris Dolan
Are presidents who seek to withdraw from the ICC in denial about a rare instance of achieved gender ...
December 21, 2016By: Sarah Kihika Kasande & Virginie Ladisch
Dominic Ongwen faces trial at the ICC for crimes of which he was also a victim—forcing us to reevaluate ...
November 21, 2016By: Reed Brody
To survive the current crisis, the ICC must recruit its most persuasive allies—the victims of atrocity ...
November 8, 2016By: Joachim J. Savelsberg
When NGOs alter their narratives of mass violence depending on the cultural characteristics of each ...
October 30, 2016By: James A. Goldston
Three African states have pulled out of the ICC with other departures in the works, putting ICC legitimacy ...
September 28, 2016By: Majak D’Agoôt & Remember Miamingi
The crisis in South Sudan is a result of its current leadership – the country wasn’t doomed to fail ...
September 28, 2016By: Rita Abrahamsen
Celebrity activism risks reducing complex political issues to simple morality tales, leading to emotional ...
September 16, 2016By: Paul Seils & Myriam Raymond-Jetté
A DRC warlord convicted by the ICC will now also face prosecution by national courts in the DRC—an enormously ...
September 14, 2016By: Valerie Arnould
When measuring ICC success, we need to examine the local impact and not just the international effects.
August 3, 2016By: Charles Kojo Vandyck & Maame Darkwaa Twum Barima
Increasing threats to citizens’ freedoms will derail the sustainable development goals.
July 6, 2016By: David Kuria Mbote
Closing space for African sexual and gender minority groups is about far more than advocacy—it is about ...
July 5, 2016By: Yvonne M. Dutton & Tessa Alleblas
Although recent empirical work suggests that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has a deterrent ...
June 13, 2016By: Jamillah Mwanjisi
A new African treaty promises to protect the human rights of the elderly.
June 8, 2016By: Julian Brown
South Africans’ right to protest exists on paper, but authorities have effectively suppressed dissent ...
April 21, 2016By: Ezra Mbogori
What started as a “one time” reform exercise has turned into a long-term battle for Kenyan civil society.
April 20, 2016By: Iva Dobichina & Poonam Joshi
Silencing activists in the name of security can stifle actors most likely to challenge extremist ideologies, ...
March 31, 2016By: Roni Amit & Loren B. Landau
The best refugee legislation in the world will have little effect when those seeking protection are ...
March 22, 2016By: Hyeran Jo & Beth A. Simmons
Systematic assessments reveal that the ICC can deter intentional civilian killing, but only under the ...
March 8, 2016By: Amrita Kapur
Understanding why and how insecurity affects women is key to overcoming inequality across all dimensions ...
February 26, 2016By: Ikponwosa Ero
A newly appointed UN expert sets out a plan to protect the rights of persons with albinism.
December 2, 2015By: Eric-Aimé Semien
Four years after the ICC's intervention in Ivory Coast, opinions are still divided regarding its impact
November 9, 2015By: Carla Sutherland
South Africa stands apart from the criminalization of homosexuality in Africa, but without surveys, ...
August 26, 2015By: Elizabeth Evenson
Delivering justice for victims is the raison d’etre of the ICC. But making justice count for victims ...
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