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U.N. Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment: A Catalyst for Grassroots-Centered U.S. Reform?

Nicholas Stump 4th April 2018

John H. Knox, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, recently issued a final report to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The report, which contains 16 Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment, summarizes international environmental human rights obligations. These principles outline state obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, […]

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CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

Shreya Atrey 2nd April 2018

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities released its advance unedited version of the General Comment No. 6 on Equality and Non-Discrimination on 9 March 2018. The Committee’s position closely charts the principal suggestions made by the Oxford Human Rights Hub on the draft General Comment published last year. The General Comment’s most […]

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The Human Rights Implications of Xi Jingping’s Limitless Presidential Term

Stephanie Tai 28th March 2018

China’s National People’s Congress recently passed a constitutional change to remove the two-term presidential term limit with a 99.8% passing rate. Whilst the official reason for the removal is to ensure that Xi can keep his trinity leadership, as Xi’s tenure as military chairman and secretary general of the Communist Party is unlimited, this announcement […]

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Homeless at Home: Forced Internal Displacement In India

Adhil Saifudheen and Pranav Tanwar 26th March 2018

In September 2017, the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSP), which was designated as the second largest dam in the world. Most of the Indian media projected it as a new boost to development. However, they systematically forgot the victims of forced displacement during the construction of SSP. SSP displaced 40,000 […]

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Developments from the 48th Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Ndjodi Ndeunyema 23rd March 2018

In the last week of February 2018, Africa’s principal human and peoples’ rights judicial organ, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, commenced its 48th session at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania. Having started its operations in 2008 when its interim rules were finalised, the African Court is a relatively young institution when compared […]

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