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A World Made New: Beyond COVID-19 to a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive world

13 May 2020

This new policy brief issues a call for governments to leverage economic rescue and stimulus packages to build a better, more socially just, greener and more resilient post-crisis world.

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Inside Track HRC43

21 February 2020

Concise information and insight on the upcoming 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

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El Consejo de Derechos Humanos en 2019

22 January 2020

Un análisis escrito de los principales eventos y desarrollos en el Consejo en 2019, así como datos sobre la evolución cuantitativa del trabajo del Consejo desde la creación del organismo en 2006.

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OSLO+1

13 November 2019

Esta fue la segunda reunión informal sobre cómo podría aprovecharse mejor la cooperación internacional para apoyar la implementación nacional de las obligaciones y compromisos internacionales de derechos humanos ...

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Política o aspiración: arrojando luz sobre la iniciativa de los Derechos Primero

29 October 2019

La pregunta "¿qué sucedió con los Derechos Primero?" es frecuente en las reuniones con la sociedad civil de Nueva York. Sin embargo, la secretaría de la ONU ha proporcionado poca información coherente y clara sobre el estado de la iniciativa ...

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Ocho años del proceso de Estambul para combatir la intolerancia religiosa: un balance

7 October 2019

El principal marco de política intergubernamental para combatir la intolerancia religiosa, la estigmatización, la discriminación, la incitación a la violencia y la violencia contra las personas basadas en la religión o las creencias se establece en la resolución 16/18 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (Consejo) y su resolución hermana en…

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Inside Track NY

30 September 2019

"Inside Track NY" proporciona información concisa y análisis político sobre la próxima sesión de la Tercera Comisión de la Asamblea General (AG).

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Guía de elecciones 2019

7 October 2019

Esta es la quinta guía anual de yourHRC.org para las elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. Proporciona información general sobre las elecciones al Consejo de 2019 (programadas para el 16 de octubre en la Asamblea General de Nueva York), cuando los Estados competirán para ganar escaños por…

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Guía de Elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

29 September 2018

Esta guía de yourHRC.org, lanzada en septiembre de 2018, proporciona información general sobre las elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos 2018 (programadas para el 12 de octubre en Nueva York), cuando los estados compitan para ganar escaños por nuevos términos de tres años (2019-2021)...

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¿La situación global de los derechos humanos está mejorando o empeorando? Presentando argumentos para la medición empírica de cambios en las situaciones de derechos humanos

22 January 2020

Medir el desempeño de los derechos humanos no es sencillo. Sin embargo, es tan importante como desafiante. En el contexto de la "brecha de implementación" de los derechos humanos a nivel mundial que ha llamado la atención de los Estados miembros de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) y las organizaciones, profesionales…

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Visión 2021

14 February 2019

Entre 2021 y 2026, la Asamblea General de la ONU tiene previsto revisar el estado del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (es decir, si debo seguir siendo un órgano subsidiario o debe convertirse en un órgano principal de la ONU). El nuevo resumen de políticas de URG proporciona información general sobre…

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You are not alone
20 November 2019
Learn more about environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) working at the interface of human rights and environmental protection - often at great personal risk.

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perspectivas URG

Is digital technology rotting British and American democracy from the inside out

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group

The rapid evolution and spread of digital technology are already having a major impact on the enjoyment of civil and political rights around the world, and on the ways in which democracies function. Some of those impacts are undoubtedly positive. Digital technology, for example, allows citizens to scrutinise the actions and decisions of government officials (e.g. in the context of corruption) to degrees that would have been unimaginable only a decade ago. It also makes it easier for citizens to connect with candidates and their elected representatives, while social media and online campaigns have helped strengthen the civil and political…

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anteriores perspectivas URG

Scotland taking a child rights based approach further than ever

by Dragan Nastic, Strategic Lead - UNCRC, UNICEF UK

On 2 September: “The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill” was tabled in the Scottish Parliament to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law. This is a significant moment in realising a widely shared vision of ensuring all children and young people growing up in Scotland have their human rights respected, protected and fulfilled. Children, young people, their families and wider civil society, including UNICEF UK, have been working towards UNCRC incorporation for very many years. The journey began back in 1991 when the UK first ratified…

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The Tik(Tok)ing of privacy rights in the digital era: the need for an international framework to protect data privacy

by Siri Swayampu, former URG NYC

Research estimates that over half of the world’s population is online every day and over 90% of the population aged 6 and older will be online by 2030. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic saw a sustained surge in online activity across the world. Beginning as a breakthrough in communications, the internet phenomenon has since transformed into a revolution that is embedded in every sector from commerce to education. Although internet continues to empower communities around the world, it also ushers in distinct, lethal risks to the data privacy of individuals. ‘TikTok,’ the social media app that is presently a…

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Rapid expansion of ‘Magnitsky-style’ human rights sanctions regimes underlines need for international coordination and norms

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group

Although July and August are traditionally ‘slow’ months for both governments and the UN, this year they have coincided with an explosion of interest in, and movement towards, so-called ‘Magnitsky-style’ sanction regimes – geared towards holding those guilty of serious human rights violations to individual account. First out the block in early July was the UK, which on 6 July launched a new Magnitsky-style Global Human Rights (GHR) sanctions regime. The new law allows for asset freezes and travel bans to be imposed on individuals and organisations around the world in response to their involvement in serious human rights violations.…

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UK education scandal has made explicit what has long been implicit: children’s equal right to a quality education is systematically violated in the UK

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group

One of the most entertaining exposés of the recent scandal in the UK around A-Level (for 18 year olds) and GCSE results (for 16 year olds), and in particular the automatic, computer-generated (via an algorithm) downgrading of kids from State schools in poorer parts of the country, was undoubtedly provided by James O’Brien of LBC radio. Speaking on 14 August, he explained that the offending algorithm (which automatically punished pupils from poorer areas and underperforming State schools, as compared to their more wealthy, privately educated peers) had merely made explicit something that had previously been implicit – namely, that the…

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7th meeting of the Istanbul Process

7th meeting of the Istanbul Process report coverOn 18-19 November 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with the support of the Universal Rights Group (URG) hosted…

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A World Made New: Beyond COVID-19 to a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive world

In the midst of the COVID-19 public health emergency and economic crisis, as we yearn for the social contact and cultural activities that define our…

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OSLO+1 - International support for the national implementation of UN human rights recommendations, including as a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

On 10 May 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Sida), in cooperation with the Universal…

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Policy or aspiration: shedding light on the current status of the UN's Human Rights Up Front initiative

The question of ‘what happened to Human Rights up Front’ is an oft-repeated refrain in meetings with New York civil society. However, little consistent and…

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Eight years of the Istanbul process on combatting religions intolerance: Taking stock

New report by EU, Denmark and URG: Eight years of the Istanbul Process on combatting religious intolerance

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Dic 03
2020

The Glion Human Rights Dialogue 2020 (‘Glion VII’): ‘Human rights in the digital age: making digital technology work for human rights’

Por invitación

The Glion Human Rights Dialogue is a retreat bringing together around sixty senior policy-makers and other stakeholders in an informal, non-attributable setting designed to promote open, forward-looking and solutions-oriented debate. This year’s Dialogue, which is organised by the Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the URG, in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Botswana, Fiji, Iceland, Mexico, Senegal, and Thailand, will ...

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