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UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence: Is It Fit for Purpose?

UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence: Is It Fit for Purpose?

According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, violence and discrimination against religious groups by ...
Mainstreaming Disability in Development: The need for a Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda

Mainstreaming Disability in Development: The need for a Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda

As a report by the World Health Organization indicates, around 15% of the world’s population, roughly 1 billion ...
Los “Fondos Buitre” y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

Los “Fondos Buitre” y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

En un libro reciente editado por Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky y Jernej Letnar Cernic se ha observado que la gestión ...
Los "Fondos Buitre" y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

Los "Fondos Buitre" y la Ley de Quiebras de los Estados en crisis económica.

En un libro reciente editado por Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky y Jernej Letnar Cernic se ha observado que la gestión ...
The ‘Vulture Funds’ Issue and the Bankruptcy Law Process for States in Economic Crisis

The ‘Vulture Funds’ Issue and the Bankruptcy Law Process for States in Economic Crisis

A recent book edited by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Jernej Letnar Černič notes that poor public resource ...
An Unsecured Commitment: Security and Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

An Unsecured Commitment: Security and Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Insecurity and injustice are a daily reality for large numbers of people around the world. Although gathering data ...
Human Rights and the Arms Trade Treaty

Human Rights and the Arms Trade Treaty

Regular readers of the blog will recall previous posts from Dr Gilles Giacca on the Arms Trade Treaty, which was ...
The Family Agenda: Promoting Traditional Values in the Human Rights Council

The Family Agenda: Promoting Traditional Values in the Human Rights Council

On 23 June 2014, the Human Rights Council decided, through its resolution 26/11, to convene a panel discussion on ...
Practices Harmful to Women and Girls – Joint CEDAW and CRC General Recommendation/ Comment

Practices Harmful to Women and Girls – Joint CEDAW and CRC General Recommendation/ Comment

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC) and the 35th ...
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 ...

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