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The Uncertain Status of Child Rights in the UK

Rececca Carr 26th November 2014

This November marks the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). An atypical fusion of both civil and political, and economic, social and cultural rights, the CRC is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history: with all but two of the worlds states signing on. While impressive […]

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Colombian Victims: Changing the Rules of the Game

Andrei Gómez-Suárez 24th November 2014

Important developments have taken place in the Colombian peace process since August 2014. For example, the establishment of the Historic Commission of the Conflict and its Victims and the Subcommission to discuss Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration, made up of members of the security forces and FARC. However, the direct participation of victims in the negotiations […]

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Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Devarshi Mukhopadhyay 21st November 2014

Critics have characterised the status of close to four million Palestinian refugees as “nothing short of heinous”, and this contention has been substantiated by the detailed findings of Professor Richard Falk of Princeton University. This assessment requires a deeper insight into why, despite having an exclusive United Nations Agency devoted to gradual social mainstreaming and the Right to […]

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