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Analysing Malaysia’s Refusal to Ratify the ICERD

Analysing Malaysia’s Refusal to Ratify the ICERD

The Malaysian Minister of Diplomatic and Foreign Affairs, Saifuddin Abdullah, reaffirmed the new government’s ...
‘The Family and Diabetes’ in the EU: Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

‘The Family and Diabetes’ in the EU: Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

This year’s World Diabetes Day focuses on ‘the family and diabetes’. Family members play a vital role in diabetes ...
State of Palestine takes United States to International Court of Justice over Jerusalem Embassy

State of Palestine takes United States to International Court of Justice over Jerusalem Embassy

In its consistent diplomatic and legal attempts to salvage the two-State solution based on international law, the ...
The Prohibition of Torture 70 years after the UDHR

The Prohibition of Torture 70 years after the UDHR

Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is 70 this December, provides in unequivocal terms ...
Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

Women, Poverty, Equality: The Role of CEDAW (with Meghan Campbell)

In September 2015, the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure ...
Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

The Argentine Senate has recently rejected, by a 7-vote margin, a Bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies on the ...
India’s Reaction to the 1st UN Report on Kashmir is Unwarranted

India’s Reaction to the 1st UN Report on Kashmir is Unwarranted

On June 14, 2018, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in recognition of the urgent need to ...
Let’s Talk About Kashmir: The Symbolic Significance Of The UN Report On Kashmir

Let’s Talk About Kashmir: The Symbolic Significance Of The UN Report On Kashmir

On 14th June, 2018, The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published a 49 page report, the first one ...
International Law Violations Underpin Tragedy in Gaza   

International Law Violations Underpin Tragedy in Gaza  

The death of 60 Palestinians under Israeli fire at the Israel-Gaza border fence on May 14 has sent palpable ...
The Second Generation Challenges of the Right to Development (II): Is there an International Duty to Cooperate towards the Realization of the Right to Development? 

The Second Generation Challenges of the Right to Development (II): Is there an International Duty to Cooperate towards the Realization of the Right to Development? 

In my previous post, I noted that the right to development should be rejuvenated by building on recent advances of ...
The Second Generation Challenges of the Right to Development (I): Can the Right to Development be Rescued? 

The Second Generation Challenges of the Right to Development (I): Can the Right to Development be Rescued? 

More than thirty years have passed since the UN General Assembly proclaimed the right to development, but its ...
Anudo v Tanzania: The African Court Recognises the Right to Nationality under Customary International Law

Anudo v Tanzania: The African Court Recognises the Right to Nationality under Customary International Law

During the recently concluded 48th Ordinary Session, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivered a ...

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