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Armed Conflict & Civilian Protection

The international community has increasingly sought to prevent civilian casualties during armed conflict and to mitigate the harm suffered afterward. …

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Even as the political arena in Myanmar opens up, violent abuses continue in conflict zones, and questions persist about whether the rule of law will take hold and what will be done about past abuses.…

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Alien Tort Statute

Survivors of grave human rights violations have used the statute to seek justice in U.S. courts when redress might otherwise be unavailable in their home countries.…

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Business & Human Rights

The relationship between business and human rights is of central importance in our increasingly globalized economy. Still, debates rage about the responsibility.…

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UN Treaty Bodies

The number of UN treaty bodies has increased over time. So has their importance, as the end of the Cold War enabled them to adopt more effective working methods for evaluating and declaring human rights violations.…

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Human Rights and the Environment

Since the early 1990s, the international community has increasingly accepted the inextricable link between human rights and the environment. …

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March 15, 2018

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March 12, 2018

LISTEN: Criminal Abortion in the United States

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March 23, 2018

Conference: Human Rights in a Time of Populism

Kirkland and Ellis Classroom, Langdell Hall

March 23rd, from 12-5pm and March 24th, from 9am-5pm

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March 27, 2018

The U.S. in Yemen: What We Know, What We Don’t, and What That Means for Rights Protection

WCC 1019

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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