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“It’s time for women to break the glass ceiling”  FM Nicola Sturgeon Places Women and Violence at the Heart of Human Rights and Scottish Legislation

“It’s time for women to break the glass ceiling” FM Nicola Sturgeon Places Women and Violence at the Heart of Human Rights and Scottish Legislation

On Thursday the 26th of March, a conference organised by Scottish Women’s Aid took place at the George Hotel in Edinburgh. The theme and named heading of the day was,...
CEDAW Inquiry into Grave Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada

CEDAW Inquiry into Grave Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada

On March 6, 2015 the CEDAW Committee released its second inquiry into grave and systemic violations of CEDAW under the Article 8 of the OP-CEDAW. This inquiry was initiated by...
The International Human Rights Law Responsibilities of NGOs

The International Human Rights Law Responsibilities of NGOs

The international human rights law (IHRL) system is predicated on the principle of state responsibility to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights. However, the desire to extend the applicability of...
States are Bound to Consider the UN Human Rights Committee’s Views in Good Faith

States are Bound to Consider the UN Human Rights Committee’s Views in Good Faith

The thorny question of implementation of the Views adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) under the Optional Protocol (OP) to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights...
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 governments, as well as social hostilities by a variety of actors, have reached...
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 people, live with some form of disability, making them the world’s largest...
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 deficiente de los recursos públicos, la crisis financiera mundial que limita...
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 deficiente de los recursos públicos, la crisis financiera mundial que limita...
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 management, the global financial crisis curbing fundamental fiscal space, millions thrown into poverty,...
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 on areas torn by public fear, human tragedy and below average living...
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 adopted by the UN General Assembly on 2nd April 2013....
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 the protection of the family, “reaffirming that the family is the...

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