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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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Apr 24 2017

Human Rights and Renewable Energy: A Critical Link

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By Austin Schiano* 2016 was the year that, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), renewable energy finally became a viable market alternative to fossil fuels. In a press release for the report  “Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook: A Guide for … Continue reading

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Mar 24 2017

Women’s Rights in Retrograde: Understanding the Contentious Politics of Gender Violence Law in Nicaragua

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By Pamela Neumann, Ph.D.* Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new law reducing the penalty for some forms of domestic abuse from a prison sentence to a fine. Although the legislation has been roundly criticized by international human rights … Continue reading

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Feb 22 2017

Battle of Mosul: Mass Displacement of Natives and a Blatant Violation of International Humanitarian Laws

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By P Avinash Reddy* Islamic State of Iraq and Levante (ISIL/ISIS) startled the international community when it seized and established control over the city of Mosul in June 2014. Since then, the city had become a major hub for terrorist … Continue reading

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Feb 8 2017

It is Time

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By Rory P. Mondshein* Mahatma Gandhi once said that the “earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but [it does] not provide enough to satisfy every man’s greed.”[1] Our earth is bountiful, its resources are plenty, but we live … Continue reading

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Feb 6 2017

Obstetric Violence and Human Rights in Brazil: What Happened, Mrs. Adelir de Goés?

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By Suelen Gil* Can a person be forced to have any medical procedure performed on them without indication? Perhaps not, but the answer is never simple when the subject concerns delivering a baby in Brazil. In 2015, according to Ministério … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2017

Let’s Be Clear: This is a Muslim Ban

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By Alexandra Funk* On Friday, 27 January, President Trump signed an executive order – “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” – that suspended entry to the U.S. for any refugee for 120 days; indefinitely … Continue reading

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Jan 23 2017

Responsibility of the First World Nations to Protect Refugees: Non-Refoulement as an Obligation Erga Omnes

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By Devershi Mishra and Komal Khare* The Global North’s approach to addressing the European refugee crisis raises troubling questions about their self-professed democratic standards. Europe, North America, and Australia’s responses to the refugee crisis are discriminatory: cemented on disguised racism, … Continue reading

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