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Equal Treatment for All…Except the Highest?

Equal Treatment for All…Except the Highest?

A recent resolution of Member States of the International Criminal Court (ICC) puts into question their commitment ...
The UN Sanctions Regime Against Terrorists: Suggested Changes

The UN Sanctions Regime Against Terrorists: Suggested Changes

The current UN sanctions regime against terrorists does not secure due process rights. Allowing the International ...
Domestic Workers – The ILO Convention Comes into Force

Domestic Workers – The ILO Convention Comes into Force

On the 5th of September 2013, the ILO Domestic Workers Convention (C189) came into force. The adoption of the ...
Stigma and Exclusion to Rights and Dignity: a Human Rights Approach to Poverty

Stigma and Exclusion to Rights and Dignity: a Human Rights Approach to Poverty

On 5 November 2013, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and ...
UN Immunity, Access to Justice and the Haitian Cholera Epidemic

UN Immunity, Access to Justice and the Haitian Cholera Epidemic

A few weeks ago a group of Haitian cholera victims took the extraordinary step of filing a class action suit ...
UN Resolution on Women’s Involvement in Conflict-Prevention: a Move Towards Participative Equality for Women in Conflict Zones

UN Resolution on Women’s Involvement in Conflict-Prevention: a Move Towards Participative Equality for Women in Conflict Zones

Earlier this month, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2122, designed to highlight the ...
Provoking Debate: The UN Special Rapporteur and the Right to Housing in the UK

Provoking Debate: The UN Special Rapporteur and the Right to Housing in the UK

The right to housing seldom captures the public imagination or the media spotlight.  Yet the visit of the UN ...
A New Role for Businesses in Safeguarding Human Rights

A New Role for Businesses in Safeguarding Human Rights

This summer, the European Commission published industry-specific guidelines on the implementation of the UN ...
Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Editor’s Note: This post is a follow-up to an earlier post by Karen Moir prior to the July 4th and 5th conference ...
ICESCR Optional Protocol: Reconciling Standards of Review

ICESCR Optional Protocol: Reconciling Standards of Review

Until very recently, there was no individual complaint procedure for a violation of the rights enshrined in the ...
Alternatives to Detention: Evidence from Canada and Switzerland

Alternatives to Detention: Evidence from Canada and Switzerland

This is republished from Border Criminologies: Foreigners in a Carceral Age A new report in the UNHCR Legal and ...
Failure to Protect Future Generations Undermines Universality of Law

Failure to Protect Future Generations Undermines Universality of Law

As environmentalists, development practitioners and concerned citizens accelerate their efforts to ...

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