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What Principles Should Guide a Fairer Refugee Responsibility-Sharing Regime?

What Principles Should Guide a Fairer Refugee Responsibility-Sharing Regime?

On 19 September 2016, world leaders gathered at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants . This historical Summit ...
ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue speaks on the difficulty of proving Human Rights violations in front of the “World Court” at the Oxford Human Rights Program

ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue speaks on the difficulty of proving Human Rights violations in front of the “World Court” at the Oxford Human Rights Program

By starting off with a made up case of forced disappearance that led our made up victim to flee to another country ...
Prevention is Key to Ending State Conflict & Fragility

Prevention is Key to Ending State Conflict & Fragility

Conflict, violence and instability are troubling yet familiar phrases that continue to dominate media headlines. ...
Sweating in the Park or in the Factory: Beyoncé’s New Sports Wear Company and Respect for Human Rights

Sweating in the Park or in the Factory: Beyoncé’s New Sports Wear Company and Respect for Human Rights

In April, Beyoncé released her album Lemonade. In May, she launched her sports clothing brand Ivy Park. The former ...
Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

According to recent figures from Amnesty International, at least 1,634 executions took place worldwide last ...
The Missing Peace? Global-Regional Partnerships in Africa

The Missing Peace? Global-Regional Partnerships in Africa

UN peace operations have reached unprecedented levels of cost, complexity and risk – and its operational focus is ...
Using the Convention Against Torture to Advance Transgender and Intersex Rights

Using the Convention Against Torture to Advance Transgender and Intersex Rights

Violence and cruelty towards LGBTQI people worldwide is still far too common, making the Convention Against ...
Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

On 8 April 2016, the Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP) released its long-awaited opinion in the case of N.M & ...
UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

In December 2015, the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice (WGDAW) ...
Ebola and Understanding Health Crises as Threats to International Security

Ebola and Understanding Health Crises as Threats to International Security

On 14 January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the two-year Ebola outbreak in West ...
Defending Privacy on a Global Scale: The Task of the Century

Defending Privacy on a Global Scale: The Task of the Century

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the existence of the United States’ and other governments’ massive and ...
Including Water Security on the UN Security Council Agenda

Including Water Security on the UN Security Council Agenda

Water is indispensable to human survival and economic production. The management of water access has thus become a ...

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