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Book cover What's new in human rights doctoral research. A collection of critical literature review: Volume VI, 2024
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Volume VI, 2024

This book collects 10 state-of-the-art analyses prepared by Ph.D. students addressing human rights-related topics in their respective doctoral programmes. Departing from a variety of approaches from ...

Last update 29 Feb 2024
Prison cell
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Failure to Provide Adequate Mental Healthcare to Mentally Ill Detainees: Community-Based Care as an Alternative?

Sofia Vanzan graduated in 2023 with an LLM in International Human Rights Law at the University of Groningen, with a thesis on the right to healthcare for detainees. Previously, she obtained an LLM ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024
UNHCR distributes relief items to returnees at a transit centre in Renk, South Sudan.
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UNHCR: 2023 report Emergency Preparedness and Response

In 2023, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, responded to multiple global crises, providing assistance to millions of people affected by: earthquakes in Syria, Turkey, and Afghanistan a new conflict ...

Last update 29 Feb 2024
People watch a building on fire following a missile attack in Ukraine.
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United Nations: escalating toll as third year of war in Ukraine looms

The UN's Political and Peacebuilding Affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, briefed the Security Council, stating that as the war in Ukraine approaches its third year, the damage to the country and global ...

Last update 29 Feb 2024
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Global Campus of Human Rights: MOOC on Children's Right to Education in Armed Conflict

The Global Campus of Human Rights offers a complimentary Mooc on Children's Right to Education in Armed Conflict, that takes place From 19 February to 24 March 2024. The MOOC is free to those who ...

Last update 28 Feb 2024
Business and Human Rights
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UN Human Rights Chief urges EU leaders to approve key business and human rights legislation

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, urged European leaders to approve a groundbreaking agreement on business and human rights, amid reports that the measure's ...

Last update 10 Apr 2024
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Council of Europe: Call for nominations for the Vigdís Prize for Women’s Empowerment

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has issued a call for candidates for the first Vigdís Prize for Women’s Empowerment. The purpose of the Prize is to award remarkable ...

Last update 19 Feb 2024
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the General Assembly on the work of the Organization and his priorities for 2024
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“Peace is the UN's raison d’être”: Guterres’ call for action and his priorities for 2024

“Peace is our raison d’être. Yet, as I scan the landscape of today’s world, the one thing missing most dramatically is peace”. The UN Chief Antonio Guterres addressed ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
A poster help up during a protest that says "hatred is virus"
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Hate Speech in the Context of Armed Conflicts

This article was prepared by Stefano Valenti as an excerpt from the master's thesis of Anastasiia Makarova, a recent graduate from the International Master's degree course in Clinical, Social and ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024
Alice Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on Genocide, briefs reporters ahead of International Day of Countering Hate Speech (18 June)
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The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide’s statement on the war in the Middle East

On 9 February 2024, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide released a statement on the horrifying continuous situation in the Middle East.  As the war in ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
Garment workers protest to demand an
increase in minimum wages in Dhaka, Bangladesh on
31 October 2023.
Photo by Kazi Salahuddin Razu/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
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OXFAM report 2024: Inequality Inc.

Since 2020, the world has witnessed the wealth of the top five billionaires doubling, while nearly five billion people globally have slid into poverty. The stark reality persists – it would ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
An activist holds anti-death penalty signs outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
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United Nations: Volker Türk voices regret over first ever execution by nitrogen suffocation

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk expressed profound regret over the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith in Alabama, marking the first-ever use of nitrogen asphyxiation for capital punishment in ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
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Council of Europe: Michael O’Flaherty elected as the new Commissioner for Human Rights

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elected Michael O'Flaherty as the new Commissioner for Human Rights with 104 votes in favor. His term of office will last six years, beginning ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
Book cover What’s new in human rights doctoral research Vol.V
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Volume V, 2023

This book collects seven state-of-the-art analyses prepared by students enrolled in human rights programmes at the University of Padova and in partner universities. Departing from a variety of ...

Last update 5 Feb 2024
Human Rights Watch has recently published its World Report 2024, highlighting some very important themes in the human rights field, mainly selective outrage, transactional diplomacy, the alarming reach of transnational repression, and rule of law.
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Human Rights Watch: World Report 2024

Human Rights Watch has recently published its World Report 2024, highlighting some very important themes in the human rights field, mainly selective outrage, transactional diplomacy, the alarming ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024