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The New UN General Comment on Business and Human Rights, Part 1: What Regulations Must States Put in Place when Private Actors are Involved in the Delivery of Essential Services?

The New UN General Comment on Business and Human Rights, Part 1: What Regulations Must States Put in Place when Private Actors are Involved in the Delivery of Essential Services?

Two weeks ago, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published the much-awaited new ...
Preventing Torture

Preventing Torture

  In March 2017, the School of Law at Royal Holloway University of London and the University of Bristol ...
Financial Domestic Violence and the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

Financial Domestic Violence and the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

The 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) concluded 24 March 2017 at the UN’s Head Office in New York. ...
Reinforcing Rights: Strengthening UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring at a Time of Crisis

Reinforcing Rights: Strengthening UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring at a Time of Crisis

The upcoming review of the UN’s human rights treaty bodies in 2020 provides an opportunity to increase the impact ...
The Multiple Imperatives To Protect Schools As Safe Spaces Of Learning

The Multiple Imperatives To Protect Schools As Safe Spaces Of Learning

As of January 10 2017, 57 states have endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, setting out the importance of ...
A Strong Voice For Women: The CEDAW Committee Reviews Canada

A Strong Voice For Women: The CEDAW Committee Reviews Canada

For the first time in eight years the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of ...
Sharing Responsibility for a World in Crisis

Sharing Responsibility for a World in Crisis

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants met in New York on 19 September 2016. There were heightened expectations ...
Human Rights and the SDGs: Progress or a Missed Opportunity?

Human Rights and the SDGs: Progress or a Missed Opportunity?

On 25 September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ...
Towards an International Legally Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights

Towards an International Legally Binding Instrument on Business and Human Rights

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are the first global set of guidelines for states and ...
Uber, Informal Work and the Expert Working Group on Discrimination Against Women

Uber, Informal Work and the Expert Working Group on Discrimination Against Women

The decision of the London Employment Tribunal that Uber taxi drivers are employees and not self-employed is of ...
Law of Peace(making) and the Promise of a New Beginning for Children

Law of Peace(making) and the Promise of a New Beginning for Children

The act of peacemaking may be viewed as the promise of a new beginning. It is latent within the sui generis legal ...
The Human Rights Council – Highlighted Outcomes of the 33rd Session

The Human Rights Council – Highlighted Outcomes of the 33rd Session

The three intensive weeks of the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) concluded on 30 September 2016. ...

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