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A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

On the 2014 world day against the death penalty, Ban Ki Moon made a strong statement calling for global abolition. ...
The Uncomfortable Place of Inter-Country Adoption in the Human Rights Arena

The Uncomfortable Place of Inter-Country Adoption in the Human Rights Arena

While November marks the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the United States ...
Addressing the Critical Funding Gap at the UN Human Rights Office

Addressing the Critical Funding Gap at the UN Human Rights Office

High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein is right to point to the shockingly low proportion of the UN budget which is ...
Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Transnational Human Rights Advocacy as the Contemporary Anti-Hegemon: Human Rights Implications for the BDS Movement

Critics have characterised the status of close to four million Palestinian refugees as "nothing short of heinous", ...
National Pro Bono Week – Interning for Gender Equality: UN Women

National Pro Bono Week – Interning for Gender Equality: UN Women

The 13th annual National Pro Bono Week (NPBW), sponsored by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered ...
“Classic Human Rights Law Territory”: Why the HRC need to talk about drones

“Classic Human Rights Law Territory”: Why the HRC need to talk about drones

A US drone strike killed two suspected militants in northwest Pakistan last Saturday, in an attack which marks the ...
Recognising Maternity Leave as a Human Rights Obligation

Recognising Maternity Leave as a Human Rights Obligation

Paid maternity leave is routinely argued as necessary to achieve gender equality in the workplace. Article ...
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 ...
Histórica Decisión de CEDAW en un Caso de Violencia de Género

Histórica Decisión de CEDAW en un Caso de Violencia de Género

En su reciente decisión sobre el caso de Ángela González, una mujer española superviviente de la violencia de ...
CEDAW Issues a Historic Ruling in a Gender Violence Case

CEDAW Issues a Historic Ruling in a Gender Violence Case

In its recent ruling on the case of Ángela González, a Spanish gender violence survivor who fought for years to ...
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 ...

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