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

November 17, 2022

COP27 in Egypt: the archipelago of political and environmental lies

October 31, 2022

A second Bolsonaro term could be the point of no return for Brazilian democracy

October 28, 2022

🦋 Towards human flourishing as the purpose of democracy

October 18, 2022

📐 Reintegration into China would cost Taiwan its empowerment rights

October 14, 2022
October 3, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 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 Read more
September 29, 2022

๐Ÿ“ 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 Read more
September 23, 2022

Indian Muslim minorities suffer persecution from revived Hindu populism and nationalism

Amit Singh The hegemonic rise of Hindu nationalism and Hindu populism in India has trapped Indian Muslim minorities. The secular Indian state appears to be developing into a Hindu authoritarian state, and one where violence against Muslims is normalised, argues Amit Singh Read more
September 6, 2022

EU democracy promotion cannot continue to remain silent on colonial crimes

Anna Khakee As long as the EU continues to silence European colonial crimes when promoting democracy and human rights in the Global South, it cannot live up to its moral promise. Instead, warns Anna Khakee, it risks perpetuating โ€“ inadvertently or otherwise โ€“ colonial-era hierarchies between civilisations and a sense of European moral superiority Read more
August 31, 2022

๐Ÿ“ Money talks: the private sector's influence on human rights

Eduardo Burkle The role of the private sector is often overlooked in evaluating a countryโ€™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 Read more

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