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The Non-effectiveness of the United Nations Security Council’s role in the Syrian Conflict

The Non-effectiveness of the United Nations Security Council’s role in the Syrian Conflict

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the principal organ of the United Nations (UN) charged with ...
The ILO adopts Convention concerning violence and harassment at work

The ILO adopts Convention concerning violence and harassment at work

Sexual harassment, an expression of violence against women (VAW), received remarkable media attention with the ...
Mobilising International Human Rights Law to Promote Tax Justice

Mobilising International Human Rights Law to Promote Tax Justice

Hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue are lost to governments – and particularly those of developing ...
The 2019 Guiding Principles on the Right to Education: The Drafters’ Perspective

The 2019 Guiding Principles on the Right to Education: The Drafters’ Perspective

The Oxford Human Rights Hub in partnership with the Masters in International Human Rights Law at the Department ...
Cuts to the UN Human Rights Bodies? We Know What This Leads To

Cuts to the UN Human Rights Bodies? We Know What This Leads To

The global populist backlash against multilateralism and rights is reaching the UN treaty bodies. These ...
Still the second sex: Some feminist reflections on the new General Comment of the UN Human Rights Committee on the right to life

Still the second sex: Some feminist reflections on the new General Comment of the UN Human Rights Committee on the right to life

In October 2018 the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee (HRC) adopted general comment (GC) 36 on the right ...
‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

The institutional design of the UN inquiry procedure means that human rights abusers do not go unchallenged ...
Expectations of the Victims of Radovan Karadžić

Expectations of the Victims of Radovan Karadžić

The Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT) recently delivered the ...
The 40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Some Observations on State Behaviour

The 40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Some Observations on State Behaviour

The UN Human Rights Council, which was created in 2006, is currently holding its 40th Session. The HRC is the UN’s ...
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Eightieth Anniversary Reflection

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Eightieth Anniversary Reflection

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) fills important gaps in the Universal Declaration ...
Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty stands in the way of ...
Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (with Sandra Fredman)

Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (with Sandra Fredman)

The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. They aim to end poverty, protect the planet ...

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