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CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities released its advance unedited version of the General ...
Taking the backseat? Strategic utilisation of human rights in the implementation of SDGs

Taking the backseat? Strategic utilisation of human rights in the implementation of SDGs

Human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are closely entwined. The text of the Agenda declares ...
Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

Transforming Women’s Lives Through Education

The virtues of education are uncontested. It is a multiplier right, it creates an empowered workforce and ...
Djazia and Bellili v Spain: Eviction and Homelessness under the OP-ICESCR

Djazia and Bellili v Spain: Eviction and Homelessness under the OP-ICESCR

When the private housing sector fails the State must use its resources to provide alternative housing, according ...
International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

In an order dated 6/11/2017, the High Court of Gujarat described marital rape as “a disgraceful offence that has ...
Law and Disability: Why Getting Disability Law on the University’s Curriculum Matters to Disability Rights

Law and Disability: Why Getting Disability Law on the University’s Curriculum Matters to Disability Rights

Today marks an important moment for the foregrounding of the rights of people with disabilities at Oxford. It is ...
Law and Disability: An Introduction to the Social Model of Disability

Law and Disability: An Introduction to the Social Model of Disability

“To pay attention to the words we use is not to be “politically correct” but to struggle for a language which ...
When The Law is Not Enough: International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

When The Law is Not Enough: International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

On February 6, UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the international ...
Why Artificial Intelligence is Already a Human Rights Issue

Why Artificial Intelligence is Already a Human Rights Issue

 Last month, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Professor Philip Alston released a ...
The Global Compact on Refugees: A Step Towards Mending a Broken System

The Global Compact on Refugees: A Step Towards Mending a Broken System

In September 2016, the General Assembly convened the first-ever high level summit on refugees and migrants. Heads ...
The Soviet Legacy and Current Human Rights Debates

The Soviet Legacy and Current Human Rights Debates

A recent post by Steven Jensen has suggested that a model of ‘generations of rights’ – civil and political rights; ...
Understanding Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Collective or Individual?

Understanding Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Collective or Individual?

Earlier this month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Mexico in an attempt to build upon the ...

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