Conflict and Human Rights

The 9 Point Agreement and the Fate of the Transitional Justice System in Nepal

The 9 Point Agreement and the Fate of the Transitional Justice System in Nepal

For more than a decade, Nepal had undergone a conflict between the security forces and the Maoist political ...
The Missing Peace? Global-Regional Partnerships in Africa

The Missing Peace? Global-Regional Partnerships in Africa

UN peace operations have reached unprecedented levels of cost, complexity and risk – and its operational focus is ...
The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part II

The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part II

In Part I, we looked at how the UK’s “special relationship” with Saudi Arabia underpins its half-hearted approach ...
Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

On 8 April 2016, the Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP) released its long-awaited opinion in the case of N.M & ...
The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

Sri Lanka is on the brink of a historic moment. Following a long struggle spanning over a decade, a Bill on the ...
Amnesty Law in Venezuela

Amnesty Law in Venezuela

Venezuela’s recently elected National Assembly is currently debating the approval of an amnesty law. Aside from ...
Geneva (III), Politicking and Possibility for Syria’s Invisible 43%

Geneva (III), Politicking and Possibility for Syria’s Invisible 43%

2015 faded into the new year with a glimmer of hope for the people of Syria. A hope propelled by renewed ...
Ebola and Understanding Health Crises as Threats to International Security

Ebola and Understanding Health Crises as Threats to International Security

On 14 January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the two-year Ebola outbreak in West ...
Resilience and Security in Cities: Lessons from Karachi and Medellín

Resilience and Security in Cities: Lessons from Karachi and Medellín

The recently adopted United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set the new global development agenda ...
Jade and Conflict in Myanmar: Regional Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Gaps and Future Implications for Ethical Business

Jade and Conflict in Myanmar: Regional Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Gaps and Future Implications for Ethical Business

Global Witness has recently presented the findings of a  twelve-month investigation which revealed how the jade ...
The Unreal(istic) Rhetoric of Children’s Rights in Colombia’s Reparations Law

The Unreal(istic) Rhetoric of Children’s Rights in Colombia’s Reparations Law

Editor’s note: To celebrate National Pro Bono Week, the OxHRH Blog is showcasing the experiences and insights of ...
Bloody Diamonds and the Sordid “Trans-Atlantic Affair”: Where to From Here?

Bloody Diamonds and the Sordid “Trans-Atlantic Affair”: Where to From Here?

Through decades of complicit trade, blood diamonds have made their way from their African countries of origin ...

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