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Criminal Justice and Health

International human rights law recognizes the right of everyone—including incarcerated people—to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.…

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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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Myanmar

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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Accountability Litigation

Survivors of grave human rights violations have used the Alien Tort 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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November 15, 2018

Human Rights Activism in Africa (20 Years Later): A talk with Raymond Atuguba

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