70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Impunity for Genocide Perpetrators: How the UN Residual Mechanism Fails to Deliver Justice

9 May 2019

By Noam Schimmel. International criminal tribunals that respond to appeals of sentences made by these tribunals—and requests for early release from convicts—often radically undervalue the lives of...

Christchurch Tragedy: In Pursuit of Silver Linings and Lessons to Embrace amidst Precarity and Division

8 May 2019

By Rodziana Razali. Explicit racism and Islamophobia incentivizing both mainstream and fringe alt-groups can no longer be ignored and downplayed when their perpetuated threats and violent extremism...

A purposeful role for women in peacebuilding in Mali

7 May 2019

By Sharanjeet Parmar. To achieve durable peace in Mali, citizens and their government must ensure that transitional justice and peacebuilding efforts are as inclusive as possible, putting the...

The Global Compact on Refugees: A Cause for Celebration or a Missed Opportunity?

15 Apr 2019

By Rouba Al-Salem. Only time will tell how successful the international community will be at developing indicators to measure the implementation of the Compact and how successful these will be in...

Women imprisoned. Lessons to inform the UDHR at 70

27 Mar 2019

By Marianne Bevan. There is a striking similarity in the experiences of women in prisons around the world. Their pathways into prison are generally characterised by high rates of trauma and abuse,...

Human Rights in a Divided World: An Appeal to the Ordinary Citizen

15 Mar 2019

By Rapti Ratnayake. The foundations of the international human rights system are being threatened, and more efforts need to be made in making its case to ordinary citizens. This requires a...

The Isolation of Human Rights and an Appeal for the Human Rights Based Approach

14 Mar 2019

By Slava Balan. Over the past 70 years international human rights saw an unprecedented progress. Yet, despite these outstanding normative and institutional achievements, the global human rights...

‘The Magna Carta for all humanity’ and ‘African values’: an appraisal

18 Feb 2019

By Zelalem Kibret. While the majority of African countries signed the UDHR in the post-independence period with the hope that its enshrined values represent their national values, perennial queries...

Constitution: Conservation or Redemption

15 Feb 2019

By Fatemeh Sadeghi. Most constitutions in the Middle East ignore the elements of citizen’s rights. The grassroots democracy of the Rojava Constitution has the potential to serve as a blueprint for...

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