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November 17, 2022

📐Turkey shows us why it's hard to resist human rights violations through the courts

Gabriela Patricia García García
Human rights organisations in Turkey face a predicament. In using the law to confront human rights violations by the government, they then experience those violations themselves. Legal mobilisation against democratic backsliding has its limits, argues Gabriela García García
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October 14, 2022

📐 Reintegration into China would cost Taiwan its empowerment rights

Stephen Bagwell
The case of Hong Kong shows that Chinese Communist Party dominance has a negative impact on empowerment rights. For Taiwan, though, it could end up much worse. Stephen Bagwell and Meridith LaVelle explore the potential outcomes of this scenario, using evidence from Hong Kong and data from the Human Rights Measurement Initiative
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October 3, 2022

📐 Measuring behaviour, not compliance

Kyle Reed
Human rights measurements are often used as a proxy for compliance with human rights law. Kyle Reed argues that this misrepresents compliance and may skew our understanding of how international law shapes human rights practices. Careful design and new methods, however, may help link human rights measurements and studies of compliance
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September 29, 2022

📐 Freedom of expression in Brazil suffers under Bolsonaro

Bruna Fontes de Azevedo Palma
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has raised international concern for spreading misinformation, and for his constant attacks on the media. Bruna Fontes de Azevedo Palma writes about Brazil's decline of the right to opinion and expression during Bolsonaro's presidency. She also speculates how this might influence the imminent presidential election
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August 31, 2022

📐 Money talks: the private sector's influence on human rights

Eduardo Burkle
The role of the private sector is often overlooked in evaluating a country’s performance on human rights. Eduardo Burkle and Ella Fraser explore new data showing how private sector actions can be damaging to human rights. The potential for the private sector to improve human rights exists, but is currently untapped
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August 30, 2022

📐 Children’s rights are at risk (but there’s more to the story)

Oliver Fiala
Around the world, children’s rights are at risk of abuse. But are all children (or rights) equally at risk? Oliver Fiala, Elizabeth Kaletski, and K. Anne Watson argue that more extensive and disaggregated data are vital for understanding the extent to which children’s rights are realised
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August 22, 2022

📐 El Salvador aims high but scores low on the right to education

Pablo C. Santos-Pineda
Pablo Santos-Pineda uses the Human Rights Measurement Initiative scores to evaluate El Salvador’s performance in fulfilling the right to education. This performance has been poor, and many children would benefit from strategic changes in its policies
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August 16, 2022

📐 Measuring human rights: facing a necessary challenge

Eduardo Burkle
Reliable, accessible human rights data is vital to track the human rights performance of countries worldwide. Good data can help create a world where those rights are better understood and fulfilled. Discussing measurement projects, new methodologies, and the limits of human rights data is therefore vital, writes Eduardo Burkle
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