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UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions

UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions

A group of United Nations human rights experts have called on States to repeal restrictive abortion laws and ...
EUNAVFOR Med: A Military Operation on Shifty Waters

EUNAVFOR Med: A Military Operation on Shifty Waters

EUNAVFOR Med (referred to in this post as the “Operation”) was commissioned by the European Council on 18th May, ...
Thinking Long–term: A Foundational Framework for Durable Solutions for Refugees

Thinking Long–term: A Foundational Framework for Durable Solutions for Refugees

The world is currently facing the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War. The debate so far has rightly ...
What Principles Should Guide a Fairer Refugee Responsibility-Sharing Regime?

What Principles Should Guide a Fairer Refugee Responsibility-Sharing Regime?

On 19 September 2016, world leaders gathered at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants . This historical Summit ...
ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue speaks on the difficulty of proving Human Rights violations in front of the “World Court” at the Oxford Human Rights Program

ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue speaks on the difficulty of proving Human Rights violations in front of the “World Court” at the Oxford Human Rights Program

By starting off with a made up case of forced disappearance that led our made up victim to flee to another country ...
Prevention is Key to Ending State Conflict & Fragility

Prevention is Key to Ending State Conflict & Fragility

Conflict, violence and instability are troubling yet familiar phrases that continue to dominate media headlines. ...
Sweating in the Park or in the Factory: Beyoncé’s New Sports Wear Company and Respect for Human Rights

Sweating in the Park or in the Factory: Beyoncé’s New Sports Wear Company and Respect for Human Rights

In April, Beyoncé released her album Lemonade. In May, she launched her sports clothing brand Ivy Park. The former ...
Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

Forgotten Victims: Children of Parents Sentenced to Death or Executed

According to recent figures from Amnesty International, at least 1,634 executions took place worldwide last ...
The Missing Peace? Global-Regional Partnerships in Africa

The Missing Peace? Global-Regional Partnerships in Africa

UN peace operations have reached unprecedented levels of cost, complexity and risk – and its operational focus is ...
Using the Convention Against Torture to Advance Transgender and Intersex Rights

Using the Convention Against Torture to Advance Transgender and Intersex Rights

Violence and cruelty towards LGBTQI people worldwide is still far too common, making the Convention Against ...
Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

On 8 April 2016, the Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP) released its long-awaited opinion in the case of N.M & ...
UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

UNHRC Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice country mission to the United States

In December 2015, the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice (WGDAW) ...

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