human rights organizations

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

The IACtHR Advisory Opinion: one step forward or two steps back for LGBTI rights in Costa Rica?

On 9th January 2018, the IACtHR issued Advisory Opinion No. 24 on gender identity, equality and non-discrimination for same-sex couples, a ground-breaking decision for the advancement of LGBTI rights in the Americas. However, the adverse ef...Read More

Human Rights and the Protection of the Environment: The Advisory Opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On 7 February 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Court, IACtHR) issued the much awaited advisory opinion (A/O) concerning the obligations of States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights (American Convention, AC...Read More

CEDAW DISCUSSES SITUATION OF WOMEN IN MALAYSIA, CHILE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND FIJI WITH CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES

19 February 2018 The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this afternoon met with civil society representatives from Malaysia, Chile, Republic of Korea and Fiji, whose reports on the implementation of the Convention ...Read More

Je Suis Achbita!

Achbita, decided in March 2017 is not a run of the mill case. It raised what I think are hugely difficult conceptual legal issues. It also comes at a delicate moment in the social and political life of Europe, where the Court of Justice of ...Read More

Environmental Damages, Environmental Reparations, and the Right to a Healthy Environment: The ICJ Compensation Judgment in Costa Rica v. Nicaragua and the IACtHR Advisory Opinion on Marine Protection for the Greater Caribbean

On 2 February 2018, the International Court of Justice issued a landmark judgment on compensation for environmental damages in Certain Activities Carried Out By Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua), Compensation Owed by th...Read More

A Lot of Activity in the Inter-American Court

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has been very active recently: from hearing a major case on domestic violence; to issuing an advisory opinion on LGBT rights in which it ruled, inter alia (and contrary to the European Court) that th...Read More

OHCHR Press Conference

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Launch Of Year-long Campaign To Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

infocus_anniversary_udhr.jpg © UNESCO / Christelle Alix 12 December 2017 On 11 December 2017, Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General, launched a year-long campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human R...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On Human Rights Day

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 10 December 2017 Vienna, 10 December 2017 – The 10th December sees the beginning of yearlong celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). A decla...Read More

New EJIL: Live! Interview with Merris Amos on her Article “The Value of the European Court of Human Rights to the United Kingdom”

In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Professor Merris Amos of Queen Mary University of London, whose article “The Value of the European Court of Human Rights to the United K...Read More

MYANMAR: UN EXPERTS REQUEST EXCEPTIONAL REPORT ON SITUATION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS FROM NORTHERN RAKHINE STATE

28 November 2017 GENEVA, 28 November 2017 (Issued as received) – A group of UN experts tasked with monitoring a global treaty on discrimination against women has requested an exceptional report from the Government of Myanmar on the situatio...Read More