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Entry into force of the New Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

Entry into force of the New Optional Protocol to the ICESCR

The new Optional Protocol (OP) to the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) ...
UN Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature

UN Arms Trade Treaty opens for signature

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2 April 2013, was opened for ...
Stealing Brides in Kyrgyzstan: Why Multiculturalism and Women’s Rights Make Such Uneasy Bedfellows

Stealing Brides in Kyrgyzstan: Why Multiculturalism and Women’s Rights Make Such Uneasy Bedfellows

Liz Fouksman uses the case of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan to delve into the uneasy intersection of culture and ...
The Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Step Forward

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Step Forward

Following Dr Gilles Giacca's post last Monday on the Arms Trade Treaty, Dr. Laurence Lustgarten argues that the ...
Bread, Freedom and Social Justice for Women Too?

Bread, Freedom and Social Justice for Women Too?

  By Rhea Fernandes - As member states unanimously passed the final draft proposal at the 57th session ...
The Arms Trade Treaty: A Historic Achievement

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Historic Achievement

Last month Dr Gilles Giacca wrote on the progress of the Arms Trade Negotiations recently held in New York.  ...
The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

Last month we ran a special themed post series on the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ...
So Near and Yet So Far: The International Arms Trade Treaty and Human Rights

So Near and Yet So Far: The International Arms Trade Treaty and Human Rights

By Dr Gilles Giacca - The renewed United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty opened on 18 March 2013 ...
Contesting Refugee Status Cessation: The Rwandan Case

Contesting Refugee Status Cessation: The Rwandan Case

By Kelly O'Connor - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recommends that the refugee status ...
CSW57: Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls

CSW57: Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls

Today we continue our special themed post series focusing on CSW57.  Claire Overman reflects on one of the ...
Reversing Roles: Bringing men into the frame

Reversing Roles: Bringing men into the frame

On Tuesday 12 March, the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) turns its ...
The Challenge of Human Security

The Challenge of Human Security

By John Bond OAM In September 2012 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Human Security, which it ...

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