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Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

As the world confronts the devastating impact of the COVID pandemic it must tackle the thorny related problems of increasing economic inequality – within countries and between them – as...
Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 2)

Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 2)

This is the second post evaluating Sacchi v Argentina. The first post in this series can be found here. A longer version of these arguments can be found at the...
Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 1)

Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 1)

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has delivered its long-awaited admissibility decision on Sacchi et al v. Argentina et al. The case results from a communication submitted...
Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

For almost fifteen years, the Equal Rights Trust has worked to support the adoption of comprehensive equality laws – laws which prohibit all forms of discrimination, on all recognised grounds,...
Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

In 2015, the United Nations promulgated an International Decade for people of African descent. The UN explained that “the promotion and protection of human rights of people of African descent...
What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment?

What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (UNCRC Bill) passed through Scottish Parliament by a unanimous vote on 16 March 2021. The highly anticipated...
Más mujeres en los órganos y mecanismos de derechos humanos: la Resolución 47/51 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU.

Más mujeres en los órganos y mecanismos de derechos humanos: la Resolución 47/51 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU.

El 21 de mayo de 2021 el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas (CDH) publicó el informe: “Nivel actual de representación de la mujer en los órganos y mecanismos...
More Women in Human Rights Organs and Mechanisms: UN Human Rights Council Resolution 47/51

More Women in Human Rights Organs and Mechanisms: UN Human Rights Council Resolution 47/51

On May 21, 2021, the UN Human Rights Council (‘HRC’) published a report titled the ‘Current levels of representation of women in human rights organs and mechanisms: ensuring gender balance’....
Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

“While I was breathing in wildfire smoke last month with Vancouver’s air quality rated worst in the world, Canadian government lawyers were preparing arguments to silence me.” This statement was...
The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

On 23rd March 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (‘UNHRC’) adopted Resolution 46/1 with 22 countries voting in favour, 11 against, and 14 abstaining. The Resolution criticised the Sri...
Climate Claims Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Climate Claims Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Each of the major UN human rights treaties establishes a treaty body, a body of independent experts that oversees compliance of the treaty by the States that are party to...
Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Parliaments are increasingly recognised as vital actors for ensuring governments’ implementation of both human rights judgments and recommendations made by United Nations’ (UN) Treaty Bodies and the Universal Periodic Review....

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