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Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

“While I was breathing in wildfire smoke last month with Vancouver’s air quality rated worst in the world, Canadian
The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

On 23rd March 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (‘UNHRC’) adopted Resolution 46/1 with 22 countries ...
Climate Claims Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Climate Claims Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Each of the major UN human rights treaties establishes a treaty body, a body of independent experts that oversees ...
Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Parliaments are increasingly recognised as vital actors for ensuring governments’ implementation of both human ...
G.L. v. Italy: Inclusive Education Reinstated in Strasbourg

G.L. v. Italy: Inclusive Education Reinstated in Strasbourg

In G.L. v. Italy, the European Court of Human Rights found that Italy’s failure to provide special assistance to a ...
Environmental protection of children’s right to life: ICCPR General Comment 36

Environmental protection of children’s right to life: ICCPR General Comment 36

As the indivisibility of human rights and environmental protection solidifies as a norm of international human ...
Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

In June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly maintained that states could not unduly burden ...
Legal Capacity, Disability and Human Rights: Changes and Challenges

Legal Capacity, Disability and Human Rights: Changes and Challenges

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes in Article 12 the equal right to exercise ...
Request for UN Inquiry into Italy’s role in the Torture of Migrants and Refugees Pulled-Back to Libya

Request for UN Inquiry into Italy’s role in the Torture of Migrants and Refugees Pulled-Back to Libya

Human rights violations of migrants and refugees intercepted in the Central Mediterranean, and detained in Libya, ...
Protecting Indigenous Communities in Cases of Climate-forced migration

Protecting Indigenous Communities in Cases of Climate-forced migration

On Indigenous People’s Day in 2018, the United Nations pushed for the protection of indigenous populations’ human ...
Women’s Right to Sexual and Reproductive Decision-Making: The UN Population Fund Report 2020

Women’s Right to Sexual and Reproductive Decision-Making: The UN Population Fund Report 2020

One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to ‘Achieve ...
20 Years After Palermo Protocol: Towards a stronger East African regional anti-trafficking framework

20 Years After Palermo Protocol: Towards a stronger East African regional anti-trafficking framework

The year 2020 marks 20 years since the adoption of the year 2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish ...

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