Human Rights Law

Announcements: CfP New Security Challenges – Organized Crime and Urban Conflict in the Americas; CEILA Annual Lecture; UNIJURIS Conference

1. Call for Papers: “New Security Challenges: Organized Crime and Urban Conflict in the Americas”. Universidad del Pacifico Law School announces a Call for Papers for its conference “New Security Challenges: Organized Crime and Urban Confli...Read More

Consensus Key To Advancing Balanced Action On Drugs, Says UNODC Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 16 March 2018 – Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of consensus in addressing world drug challenges at the conclusion of the 61st sessio...Read More

Speakers In Budget Committee Welcome Proposed Restructuring Of High Commissioner For Human Rights Office As Cost-Neutral Improvement In Regional Services

The scheme to restructure the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was a winning proposal that would help the Organization better respond to Member States’ growing demand for assistance in fulfilling their...Read More

COMMITTTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS REVIEWS THE INITIAL REPORT OF BANGLADESH

16 March 2018 The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concluded today the consideration of the initial report of Bangladesh on measures taken to implement the provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cu...Read More

The Salisbury Attack: Don’t Forget Human Rights

It is fascinating to observe how international law has provided the frame for the escalating political dispute between the UK and Russia regarding the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in Salisbury. The ...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE EXAMINES CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS IN NORWAY

15 March 2018 The Human Rights Committee this morning concluded the consideration of the seventh periodic report of Norway its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.   Presenting the re...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OUTCOMES OF GABON, GHANA AND PERU

15 March 2018 The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting adopted the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of Gabon, Ghana and Peru. Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou, State Minister of Justice of Gabon, said following the report presented by...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OUTCOMES OF CZECH REPUBLIC AND ARGENTINA

Continues General Debate on Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms 15 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning adopted the Universal Periodic Review outcomes of the Czech Republic and Argentina.  It also continued its general debate on ...Read More

Grievance Redress Mechanisms

This note provides guidance on how investors can provide effective remedies to affected parties who perceive that their rights have been adversely affected by business activities. A grievance redress mechanism (GRM) is a set of arrangements...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES GENERAL DEBATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS THAT REQUIRE THE COUNCIL’S ATTENTION

14 March 2018 The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting concluded its general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention. In the general debate, speakers drew attention to the negative consequences for women...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS GENERAL DEBATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS REQUIRING THE COUNCIL’S ATTENTION

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Provides Oral Updates on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and on Eritrea 14 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning heard oral updates from Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner f...Read More

Building Intercultural Competences In Costa Rica

workshop_sanjose_march2018.jpg © UNESCO In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Youth of Costa Rica, Parque La Libertad, the Costa Rican National Human Rights Institution and the Spanish Cultural Centre in Costa Rica, UNESCO conduct...Read More