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Fight hunger and discrimination by empowering women – Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Fight hunger and discrimination by empowering women – Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food

In rural areas around the world it is often men who migrate first to cities in search of waged labour. When they ...
CSW57, MGDs and Gendered Poverty

CSW57, MGDs and Gendered Poverty

One of the themes the delegates at CSW57 will be confronting over the next two weeks are the challenge of de facto ...
Development and Conflict

Development and Conflict

One does not need to look for long for examples of conflict impacting on development.  Take the case of Mali: a ...
57th Session of Commission on the Status of Women begins today: OxHRH CSW57 presents a special themed post series

57th Session of Commission on the Status of Women begins today: OxHRH CSW57 presents a special themed post series

The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) begins today.  As delegates from around the ...
Protecting the Labour Rights and Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers – A Labour Regulation Approach

Protecting the Labour Rights and Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers – A Labour Regulation Approach

By Professor Judy Fudge - Women who cross national borders in order to work in the households of other peoples’ ...
The ‘War Against Terrorism’ and the Decade of Exceptionalism

The ‘War Against Terrorism’ and the Decade of Exceptionalism

Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, spoke at the Wadham Human Rights ...
Justice and Security Bill: Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Justice and Security Bill: Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights

  This week the Joint Committee on Human Rights published its Report on the UK Justice and Security Bill. ...
Decriminalizing Adultery: Eliminating Discrimination and Violence against Women

Decriminalizing Adultery: Eliminating Discrimination and Violence against Women

By Frances Raday The UN Working Group (WG) on discrimination against women in law and practice has issued a call ...
We Should All Participate in Articulating the Post-2015 Development Agenda

We Should All Participate in Articulating the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The projected end date for the Millenium Development Goals is 2015.  The UN Secretary General recently appointed a ...
The UK’s Human Rights ‘Report Card’

The UK’s Human Rights ‘Report Card’

  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) – the review of each UN member ...
The UK's Human Rights 'Report Card'

The UK's Human Rights 'Report Card'

  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) – the review of each UN member ...
Gendered Poverty: A Role for the Right to Social Security

Gendered Poverty: A Role for the Right to Social Security

By Beth Goldblatt The welfare safety net has been eroded in many developed countries over recent decades. Since ...

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