human rights

"Turkey has banned all academics from leaving the country, cancelling their annual leave, as President Tayyip Erdogan's post-coup crackdown escalated to 'exceptional proportions'. One British academic at a state-run university in Istanbul told the Telegraph that foreign nationals had also been told to come back to work." (The Telegraph)

Classified as: human rights, Payam Akhavan, Turkey, human rights law, International human rights
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Published on: 21 Jul 2016

Brodhead, Stoddart to be recognized for contributions in fields of international development, human rights

Classified as: international development, human rights, honorary degrees, Jennifer Anne Stoddart, Timothy Richard Brodhead, hon doc
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Published on: 21 Oct 2015

Voices into Action is an online curriculum-based educational resource dedicated to providing students with access to information on issues regarding human rights, prejudice, and hatred.
 

Designed by curriculum experts, this program utilizes a wide variety of media to present compelling information on a history of human suffering, stemming from social injustice that is still a growing problem today. Explore thought-provoking issues with your students by accessing our lessons and resources on antisemitism, racism, discrimination and stereotyping.

 

 

Classified as: history, human rights, sociology, education, religion, Politics
Published on: 11 Feb 2015

How do we bridge the gap between the theory of human rights and the complex social, political and economic realities of a turbulent and interconnected world?

Classified as: human rights, CHRLP, democracy, freedom
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Published on: 1 Mar 2013

Anti-government protestors massacred in Yemen during the Arab Spring; pre-election intimidation in Angola this past August; Shia clerics tried and imprisoned for blasphemy by Sunni-controlled courts in Indonesia in recent years. The list goes on. The problem with defending international human rights through legal means is one of logistics: who does it, when, and how? Currently, it is up to the state to define and implement human rights norms for its citizens. But when it is precisely the officials of the state who are violating these norms, is it not paradoxical to also expect the state to enforce them?

Classified as: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, human rights, islam, John Peters Humphrey
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Published on: 5 Oct 2012