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UN sanctions: possible changes?

UN sanctions: possible changes?

In the last 20 years, the UN Security Council has adopted numerous sanctions not involving the use of armed ...
Why Should Anyone Care About The UN? The UN Forum 2014

Why Should Anyone Care About The UN? The UN Forum 2014

The UN Forum 2014, orchestrated by the United Nations Association-UK on 28 June, was the largest public event on ...
Male Rape in Armed Conflicts: Why We Should Talk About It

Male Rape in Armed Conflicts: Why We Should Talk About It

Sexual violence represents one of the most serious forms of violation of an individual’s human rights. Although ...
Breaking the Cycle of Gender Inequality

Breaking the Cycle of Gender Inequality

Editor's note: this post follows from yesterday's post, by Frances Raday, UN Rapporteur-Chair, on the 2014 Working ...
Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Thematic Report – economic and social life with a focus on economic crisis

Editor’s note: The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice ...
The Business of Traffic in Humans

The Business of Traffic in Humans

Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon touching upon different legal and policy frameworks. Being first and ...
Children Gain Access to International Justice

Children Gain Access to International Justice

This week marks a major breakthrough in international justice for children. It is a turning point in a deeply ...
United Nations Human Rights Council: Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

United Nations Human Rights Council: Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

On 26 March 2014 the United Nations Human Rights Council (“HRC”) passed a Resolution 'condemning in the strongest ...
Dignifying the most vulnerable ‘in’ and ‘through’ Security Council Resolution 2139

Dignifying the most vulnerable ‘in’ and ‘through’ Security Council Resolution 2139

Conflict — perhaps like no other happening — illuminates our shared vulnerability to hurt and harm of unimaginable ...
Women at work – positive obligations for positive results

Women at work – positive obligations for positive results

The most significant change in recent decades influencing the position of women at work is the transformation of ...
Women’s and children’s health: Evidence of impact of human rights

Women’s and children’s health: Evidence of impact of human rights

During 2011-13, I had the fortune to serve as a part-time Senior Human Rights Advisor to WHO Assistant ...
Human Rights in Disputed Territories – Affixing Responsibility

Human Rights in Disputed Territories – Affixing Responsibility

 “Human rights do not have any borders. It is vital to address underlying human rights issues in disputed ...

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