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…

Scotland taking a child rights based approach further than ever

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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…

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

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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,…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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7th meeting of the Istanbul Process

January 1970

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

January 1970

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

January 1970

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

January 1970

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

October 2019

Emergency and non-Emergency Support for Environmental Defenders: Pilot project in Colombia

by Universal Rights Group, Environmental Investigation Agency, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

January 1970

Vision 2021: What is the General Assembly’s 2021-2026 review, and how might the Human Rights Council usefully contribute?

January 1970

Identificando y superando los riesgos, amenazas y desafíos que enfrentan quienes defienden el medio ambiente en América Latina

January 1970

Corruption: a human rights impact assessment

by Angela Barkhouse, Hugo Hoyland and Marc Limon

April 2018

Reform of the UN human rights petitions system

by Marc Limon (URG)

January 1970

Derechos Humanos y Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible - Alcanzando sinergias

January 1970

The Human Rights Council in 2017

January 1970

Defensores de Derechos Humanos Ambientales: Una crisis global

by John Knox - Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas para los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente

January 1970

Operationalizing the Council's 'prevention' mandate (Glion IV)

by the URG team

January 1970

The march of universality? Religion-based reservations to the core UN human rights treaties

by Mariana Montoya Pineda; Basak Çali

January 1970

6th meeting of the Istanbul Process

by The URG team

February 2017

Media coverage of the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2016

January 1970

Towards the third cycle of the UPR: stick or twist?

by Subhas Gujadhur (URG) and Marc Limon (URG)

January 1970