Constitutions and Human Rights

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 ...
The Mexican Human Rights Constitutional Amendment and Impunity: Victims in a Labyrinth

The Mexican Human Rights Constitutional Amendment and Impunity: Victims in a Labyrinth

The human rights situation in Mexico has suffered a notorious deterioration in the past few years due to multiple ...
Why Should Anyone Care About The UN? The UN Forum 2014

Why Should Anyone Care About The UN? The UN Forum 2014

The UN Forum 2014, orchestrated by the United Nations Association-UK on 28 June, was the largest public event on ...
Mind the values gap: do we really believe in the Constitution?

Mind the values gap: do we really believe in the Constitution?

South Africans often proudly proclaim that our Constitution is one of the most progressive in the world.  Yet if ...
Against Happiness: Why ‘Happiness’ is not a Good Measure of Progress

Against Happiness: Why ‘Happiness’ is not a Good Measure of Progress

'Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.' (Aristotle). Gross ...
Third Conference of States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights: Another Brick on the Wall (or is it another brick off?)

Third Conference of States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights: Another Brick on the Wall (or is it another brick off?)

On January 21st and 22nd, the Third Conference of States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR) ...

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