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Chinese temple

China Going Global: What are the Risks for International Human Rights?

There was a time in which China was an inward-looking country, far from capitalist precepts and from the goal of...

Created on: 24/09/2019 - Last Update: 24/9/2019
Child in war ruins

The Syrian Conflict and the Role of the International Criminal Court

The Syrian conflict formally began in March 2011, when a series of protests against President Assad erupted in different parts...

Created on: 16/09/2019 - Last Update: 22/9/2019
Dabiq #7, Islam Is the Religion of the Sword, Not Pacifism

Terrorism, Propaganda and Human Rights in the Islamic State

The Islamic State (IS) is also known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq...

Created on: 03/09/2019 - Last Update: 3/9/2019
African migrant women on a boat

Women and Migration: between Violence, Discrimination and Intersectionality

We are living in an era in which human rights are increasingly interdependent and interrelated, in which the intensification of...

Created on: 26/08/2019 - Last Update: 22/9/2019
The United Nations Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World

The United Nations Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World

The "Lazy person's guide to saving the world" is a list of super easy things that every person, even the...

Created on: 02/07/2019 - Last Update: 2/7/2019
People at the marketplace of Lolachat in Uganda

Think Globally, Act Locally: Building Rural Climate Resilience in Karamoja, Uganda

Across our planet, anthropogenic climate change is manifesting itself through the spearheading symptom of global warming that is driving other...

Created on: 24/06/2019 - Last Update: 2/7/2019
Field with tractors

Land grabbing: what does it truly mean?

Land grabbing is a term that is getting higher attention in the mainstream debates (articles, conferences, media), but what does...

Created on: 19/06/2019 - Last Update: 2/7/2019
Sign in which is written "Water is a human rights".

Human Rights, Water and Development: what role for the United Nations?

In 2010, the United Nations recognized access to clean and safe water as a human right that is essential for...

Created on: 17/06/2019 - Last Update: 18/6/2019
African woman in the countryside with goats.

Towards a climate migration governance: the new challenge of the 21st century

The acknowledgement of human mobility due to climate change is a recent achievement. Since 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

Created on: 06/06/2019 - Last Update: 18/6/2019
Group of Nepali women at a training on the cultivation of mushrooms.

Microfinance and women’s empowerment in Nepal

Women around the world suffer multiple forms of discrimination: they constitute the 70% of the world poor and face barriers...

Created on: 30/05/2019 - Last Update: 30/5/2019
Mother with children in a Cambodian house.

Cambodia, EBA and the Bloody Sugar Industry: the impact of international trade on local communities’ food security

In our globalised world, trade has almost no limits and what we find on our table (most of the times!)...

Created on: 10/05/2019 - Last Update: 10/5/2019
Interreligious Dialogue

Interreligious Dialogue

The file sheds light on some of the most meaningful initiatives elaborated by international and regional organizations, religious associations, churches...

Created on: 18/07/2016 - Last Update: 18/7/2016
Arab League

Islamic Documents on Human Rights

The file analyses the three main documents on Islam and human rights elaborated by both nongovernmental and intergovernmental organisations within...

Created on: 18/07/2016 - Last Update: 18/7/2016
Muslim Women in Prayer

Islam and Human Rights

The file analyses the relationship between Islam and the human rights discourse. This relationship represents a crucial challenge for the...

Created on: 18/07/2016 - Last Update: 18/7/2016
Buddhist Monk

Buddhism and Human Rights

The file analyses the relationship between Buddhism and human rights, dealing with both resonances and areas of concern. The academic...

Created on: 18/07/2016 - Last Update: 18/7/2016