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“…Patriarchal Mentality”: The Functioning of Equality Law in Crisis (Episode 2)

“…Patriarchal Mentality”: The Functioning of Equality Law in Crisis (Episode 2)

Human rights experts help us determine whether equality law is set up to protect the most vulnerable in times ...
“I Can Hear Another Ambulance”: The Rise of Exponential Inequalities During COVID-19 (Episode 1)

“I Can Hear Another Ambulance”: The Rise of Exponential Inequalities During COVID-19 (Episode 1)

Human rights experts tell stories of inequalities from around the world, revealing how these inequalities have ...
The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

The Inter-American Human Rights System on Public Security and Police Violence in Brazil: In Defence of a Rights-Based Approach to Security Policies

Three years after the “Favela Nova Brasília” case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ('IACtHR') is hearing ...
Challenging Regression in Climate Commitments: Doctrine of ‘Non-Retrogression’ to the Rescue?

Challenging Regression in Climate Commitments: Doctrine of ‘Non-Retrogression’ to the Rescue?

Amidst the wave of new climate commitments or nationally determined contributions (NDCs) from Parties to the Paris ...
The Exploitation of Racism and Misogyny by Twitter and the Struggle of Black People in Brazil

The Exploitation of Racism and Misogyny by Twitter and the Struggle of Black People in Brazil

A year ago, here in Brazil, a ten-year-old Black girl in the state of Espírito Santo was raped by her uncle and ...
Black Lives Matter: What Next After 2020

Black Lives Matter: What Next After 2020

Black Lives Matter: What Next After 2020 is a blog series by the Oxford Human Rights Hub which explores how ...
Legal Developments to Combat Violence Against Women in Brazil

Legal Developments to Combat Violence Against Women in Brazil

In March 2021, Law nº.14.132 was enacted, which creates the crime of stalking. The law amended the Brazilian Penal ...
Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: Diverging Approaches to Pandemic Evictions in Brazil and the US

Keeping a Roof Over Your Head: Diverging Approaches to Pandemic Evictions in Brazil and the US

On April 28, 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing issued a guidance note calling on ...
Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

While maternal mortality rates have been decreasing, they have not been decreasing for all types of women. ...
Shaping the Future of Abortion

Shaping the Future of Abortion

It is estimated that 25 million unsafe abortions happen every year. This episode of Shaping the Future of ...
Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to ...
IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

“[C]limate stability is a new social need, essential to the preservation of human life and ecological balance.” ...

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