Human Dignity

‘Engagement significatif’ en droit du logement : une nouvelle approche en matière de campements informels au Québec?

‘Engagement significatif’ en droit du logement : une nouvelle approche en matière de campements informels au Québec?

La ville de Montréal fait face à une crise du logement sans précédent. Les personnes en situation d’itinérance rencontrent plusieurs défis sociaux et économiques, dont une menace constante d’évincement de...
Meaningful Engagement in Housing Law: Québec’s New Approach to Informal Settlements?

Meaningful Engagement in Housing Law: Québec’s New Approach to Informal Settlements?

The city of Montreal is facing a growing crisis of homelessness. Individuals who are unhoused face several social and economic challenges, including the constant threat of displacement. In March 2023,...
Hostage Diplomacy: Russia’s Detention of a US journalist as State Hostage-taking

Hostage Diplomacy: Russia’s Detention of a US journalist as State Hostage-taking

On 30 March, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the arrest of the Wall Street Journal’s Moscow Correspondent, Evan Gershkovich, on “suspicion of espionage in the interests of the American...
The EU Artificial Intelligence Act and its Human Rights Limitations

The EU Artificial Intelligence Act and its Human Rights Limitations

At the end of 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted its common position or ‘general approach’ to the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), paving the way for...
Uganda’s Draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023

Uganda’s Draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023

After an unsuccessful attempt to propagate the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, the Ugandan Parliament yet again decided to reintroduce the Bill in March 2023. The Ugandan Parliament, led by...
Zambia’s Human Rights Project is Political

Zambia’s Human Rights Project is Political

Zambia’s death penalty can be traced back to the colonial era, with the administration led by former president Frederick Chiluba (1991-2002) being the last post-independence government to sign an execution...
Gender Inequality and Gender Discrimination of Girls under the Justice System in Bangladesh

Gender Inequality and Gender Discrimination of Girls under the Justice System in Bangladesh

Bangladesh ratified the United Nations’ 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1990 and committed to ensuring the protection of children and their best interests in all...
Life-Saving At a High Cost: The Case for Provision of Rare Disease Treatments Being a Human Right

Life-Saving At a High Cost: The Case for Provision of Rare Disease Treatments Being a Human Right

Earlier this year, Brazilian authorities added Zolgesma, once “the world’s most expensive medical treatment to date,” to the country’s mandatory coverage list. The medication treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare...
Dignity Neuroscience: A Universal Rationale for Human Rights

Dignity Neuroscience: A Universal Rationale for Human Rights

Image description: Medical diagram of the first two domains of dignity neuroscience: (1) Agency, Autonomy & Self-Determination; (2) Freedom from Want Universal human rights are rooted in international consensus, derived...
The 2022 World Cup: from Soccer to Human Rights Violations & Geopolitics

The 2022 World Cup: from Soccer to Human Rights Violations & Geopolitics

Image description: View from above of crowd of spectators at 2022 World Cup in Qatar It is not news that Qatar, a country with serious human rights violations, was chosen...
Mediterranean Sea Migrants: How a Novel Classification Framework Can Increase State Accountability

Mediterranean Sea Migrants: How a Novel Classification Framework Can Increase State Accountability

Image description: Small boat containing refugees is intercepted by border police in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece Approximately eight people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean...
Reducing Child Marriage in Indonesia: The Untapped Potential of the Marriage Law (2019)

Reducing Child Marriage in Indonesia: The Untapped Potential of the Marriage Law (2019)

Image Description: Indonesian adult man and woman stand on illuminated podium celebrating their marriage vows Each year on October 11, the International Day of Girl Child is observed to increase...

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