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Socioeconomic rights researchers, advocates and practitioners gather at Åbo Akademi University

Ndjodi Ndeunyema 27th January 2017

Through this blog, I share what I have learned from recently attending a week long advanced course on the justiciability of social, economic and cultural rights (SECR). The annual course forms part of the Global School of Socio-economic Rights and is organised by various institutions. It has been hosted at the Institute of Human Rights at […]

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Indigenous Peoples and Land Demarcation in Brazil: A Never-Ending Process?

Iago Morais de Oliveira 13th December 2016

From 7 to 17 March 2016, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, visited three Brazilian states and the Federal District in order to assess and highlight the current challenges faced by indigenous communities. As a result of these visits, the UNHRC produced a report released on August 8 2016 concerning […]

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the Courtroom: Litigation Strategies in Light of the Zika Outbreak

Sinara Gumieri and Lucia Berro 1st December 2016

Earlier this year the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency in response to the Zika virus, stating that “the level of alarm is extremely high.” It has taken one public health crisis to expose the longstanding human rights crisis around sexual and reproductive rights. As of September this year, 9,514 suspected cases of […]

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European Court of Human Rights to Consider Right to Education

James Rooney 21st October 2016

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a partnership between the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Rhodes University in South Africa, and the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), a pre-eminent South African public interest law firm. Two Oxford graduate students a year travel to Grahamstown, in South Africa’s […]

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Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

James Rooney 30th September 2016

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a partnership between the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Rhodes University in South Africa, and the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), a pre-eminent South African public interest law firm. Two Oxford graduate students a year travel to Grahamstown, in South Africa’s […]

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