Constitutions and Human Rights

Addressing the Critical Funding Gap at the UN Human Rights Office

Addressing the Critical Funding Gap at the UN Human Rights Office

High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein is right to point to the shockingly low proportion of the UN budget which is ...
Building Institutions for the Long-Term: the Need for Normative Transparency

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

The Oxford Martin Programme on human rights for future generations brought together politicians, philosophers, and ...
Why the UK Should Embrace the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Why the UK Should Embrace the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

The UK evinces a certain amount of skepticism for both human rights and for Europe. There has been much publicity ...
The South African Public Protector's Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector's Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector is a critically important constitutional institution. The Public Protector is ...
The South African Public Protector’s Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector’s Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector is a critically important constitutional institution. The Public Protector is ...
National Pro Bono Week – SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia

National Pro Bono Week – SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia

We continue our celebration of National Pro Bono Week (NPBW), today with a post from Claire Palmer on her ...
Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality

Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality

On 19 September, the Human Rights and International Law Unit of the School of Law and Social Justice at the ...
Is An Obsession With Foreign Investment Eroding Democracy in Papua New Guinea?

Is An Obsession With Foreign Investment Eroding Democracy in Papua New Guinea?

Often described as “an island of gold floating on a sea of oil”, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the top ten ...
Civil Society Wants its Voice Heard in Post-2015 Development

Civil Society Wants its Voice Heard in Post-2015 Development

During the last week of August the UN headquarters in New York was effectively taken over by civil society. Over ...
Charting the Future of Development:  A Tale of Two Agendas

Charting the Future of Development: A Tale of Two Agendas

Editor's note: this post is the winning entry for the OxHRH Summer Short Essay Competition 2014.   For ...
The Sustainable Development Goals: a new vision of development?

The Sustainable Development Goals: a new vision of development?

On 19 July, after eighteen months of fraught negotiation, a UN Open Working Group of seventy governments adopted a ...
La reforma constitucional en materia de derechos humanos en México y la impunidad: las víctimas en el laberinto

La reforma constitucional en materia de derechos humanos en México y la impunidad: las víctimas en el laberinto

La situación de derechos humanos en México ha sufrido un deterioro notorio en los últimos años debido a múltiples ...

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