Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 29 2017

Clean India Mission: Towards the Right to Sanitation as a Human Right?

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By Dushyant Thakur* In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognised the right to sanitation as a human right. In the same year, this was reaffirmed by a resolution of the UN Human Rights Council. Both resolutions considered the right … Continue reading

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May 24 2017

Business and Truth Telling: The Bittersweet Case of the Colombian Peace Process

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By Maria Hoyos* Last month, in a tiny village of central Colombia called Cajamarca, a local referendum was conducted to ask its citizens if they wanted the gold mining project of La Colosa – granted to the South African company … Continue reading

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May 19 2017

Revisiting India’s Obligations against Custodial Torture

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By Aditya Manubarwala* Although it has been 20 years since India signed the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, a ratification of the same is still nowhere on the anvil. India does … Continue reading

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May 16 2017

Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict

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By Dilys Hartley* Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eu_echo/15350487815/in/photolist-potge2 Being stateless ultimately means having no nationality, and having no nationality usually means having no documents to prove one’s identity. People can become stateless for many reasons, two of which are conflict and forced displacement. … Continue reading

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