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Ebola and Understanding Health Crises as Threats to International Security

Ebola and Understanding Health Crises as Threats to International Security

On 14 January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the two-year Ebola outbreak in West ...
Defending Privacy on a Global Scale: The Task of the Century

Defending Privacy on a Global Scale: The Task of the Century

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the existence of the United States’ and other governments’ massive and ...
Including Water Security on the UN Security Council Agenda

Including Water Security on the UN Security Council Agenda

Water is indispensable to human survival and economic production. The management of water access has thus become a ...
UN Women Panel: Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Report

UN Women Panel: Progress of the World’s Women 2015 Report

On 18 November, OxHRH held a panel event for the recently released UN Women’s Progress of the World’s Women ...
UN Human Rights Council Adopts Belgian Resolution on Capital Punishment

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Belgian Resolution on Capital Punishment

On 1 October 2015, the UN Human Rights Council (‘UNHRC’) in Geneva adopted a resolution on capital punishment ...
Rerouting From the Treaty Road Most Travelled

Rerouting From the Treaty Road Most Travelled

The corporate entity has been described as the most effective structure for capital accumulation because it allows ...
Sustainable Development Goals: A Beacon of Light or Another Stumble in Global Governance?

Sustainable Development Goals: A Beacon of Light or Another Stumble in Global Governance?

The United Nation's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted yesterday by the world’s leaders in a ...
Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

In recent years at the United Nation’s Human Right’s Council (UNHRC) an ideological challenge has been directed ...
Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

In its last session, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) released ...
Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

The UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 as an expression of universally ...
The Death Penalty for Foreign Nationals and Migrant Workers

The Death Penalty for Foreign Nationals and Migrant Workers

On 16th and 17th June, 2015, a group of experts met in Geneva to address the issue of foreign nationals, including ...
“It’s time for women to break the glass ceiling”  FM Nicola Sturgeon Places Women and Violence at the Heart of Human Rights and Scottish Legislation

“It’s time for women to break the glass ceiling” FM Nicola Sturgeon Places Women and Violence at the Heart of Human Rights and Scottish Legislation

On Thursday the 26th of March, a conference organised by Scottish Women’s Aid took place at the George Hotel in ...

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