Conflict and Human Rights

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 ...
Growing Pains in Timor Leste

Growing Pains in Timor Leste

Timor Leste’s stability is under focus following the recent killing by security forces of Mauk Moruk, a long-time ...
Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

The UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 as an expression of universally ...
Piercing Face and Body by Hundreds of Iron Balls: Pellet Guns In Jammu and Kashmir Violating Human Rights

Piercing Face and Body by Hundreds of Iron Balls: Pellet Guns In Jammu and Kashmir Violating Human Rights

It has become a trend in law enforcement that for every problem, there is a single solution: the use of force. ...
The Reach of the ECHR: A Reply to Eirik Bjorge

The Reach of the ECHR: A Reply to Eirik Bjorge

I thank Eirik Bjorge for reading our recent report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving our Armed Forces from Defeat by ...
A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

A Comment on the Report Clearing the Fog of Law

In the Policy Exchange report Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat, ...

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