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SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia – Part II

Rachel Clement 11th December 2014

Earlier this month we featured a reflection from Claire Palmer on her experiences working as an OPBP Intern at the Supreme Court of Namibia as part of the SAJAP programme.  Today, Rachel Clement reflects on her experience I have had the opportunity to work on some exciting projects through my involvement with OPBP, but none […]

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Building Institutions for the Long-Term: the Need for Normative Transparency

Peter Lawrence 5th December 2014

The Oxford Martin Programme on human rights for future generations brought together politicians, philosophers, and NGOs in its conference on ‘How can institutional mechanism safeguard for tomorrow, today?’ on 21 October 2014.  The following comprises some impressions from a participant in this conference. Simon Caney emphasised that the drivers of short term policy –-making were […]

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Why the UK Should Embrace the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Sionaidh Douglas Scott 28th November 2014

The UK evinces a certain amount of skepticism for both human rights and for Europe. There has been much publicity about the plans of a Conservative government to repeal the UK Human Rights Act, should they be elected with a majority at the next general election. However, if the Human Rights Act is repealed, the […]

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Accountability for Human Rights Violations During Dictatorship in Uruguay

Lucia Berro 27th November 2014

This Sunday, November 30 2014, Uruguayans will choose their next president and the country will celebrate 30 years of democratic elections after over a decade of civil-military dictatorship. The country has come a long way since the reinstatement of democracy and has been praised for its progressive achievements in human rights issues, taking the lead […]

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