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Sep 9 2017

The Intense Battle between Indigenous Communities and Powerful Corporations

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By Raghav Trehan and Richa Sharma* “I say this because I know that if you want to take care of the forest, you need to invest in us – indigenous peoples – because no one takes better care of the forest … Continue reading

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Aug 11 2017

Inside Immigration Detention

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By (Jason) Hung Yu Shing* “The 2001 Detention Centre Rule states the purpose of detention centers shall be to provide for the secure but humane accommodation of detained persons in a relaxed regime with as much freedom of movement and … Continue reading

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Aug 1 2017

The Quandary of the Climate Change Migrants: Revisiting the Climate Change Displacement Co-ordination Facility and their Legal Status

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By Rudresh Mandal and Hardik Subedi* Climate change today represents an onerous challenge to legal responsibility across geographical and inter-generational boundaries. Both the environmental as well as the social effects of global climate change are necessitating a re-imagination of the … Continue reading

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Jul 25 2017

A New Spate of Extra-Judicial Killings in Kenya: Redefining Rights and Obligations under International Law

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By Godfrey Mwango* Introduction On 1st April, 2017, Kenya’s television media [note: link to video contains potentially disturbing footage] broadcast appalling scenes of a young man being shot dead by the police in East Leigh, Nairobi. The Black’s law dictionary … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2017

The Right to Health in the Context of HIV Healthcare in India: Some Thoughts on the New HIV Bill

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By Diksha Sanyal* On April 11, 2017, the Indian Parliament passed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as ‘Act’). This Act was viewed as an opportunity to make access to … Continue reading

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Jul 14 2017

5 Reasons Why Cooperation is Key for Development

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By Elisabeth Rochford* The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 focused the world’s attention on 17 “Global Goals” to be met by 2030. They highlight the significant challenges that lie ahead for every one of us, as a … Continue reading

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Jul 7 2017

Non-Refoulement as Lex Specialis?

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By Jenny Poon* Academic debates often surround whether refugee law is lex specialis, so that when both refugee law and human rights law apply in the same scenario, refugee law will take precedence over and displace the human rights law … Continue reading

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Jul 4 2017

Accountability for North Korean Human Rights Abuses: Five Questions

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By Andrew Wolman* In the past few years, one deceptively simple concept has come to dominate the international discourse on human rights in North Korea: accountability. The UN Human Rights Council resolution on North Korean human rights emphasized the concept, … Continue reading

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Jun 5 2017

The Regressive Russian Amendment

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By Surya Rajkumar* Note: This post was originally published in Oxford University’s Human Rights Blog. It has been republished with minor edits here. To read the original, visit http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/domestic-violence-and-the-regressive-russian-amendment/ On the 8th of February 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into … Continue reading

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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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