Time to ask again: is being the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights an impossible job?

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group Blog, Blog, Uncategorized @lac

In February 2018, I published a blog on the early departure of the previous High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The blog responded to David Petrasek’s article in OpenGlobaRights entitled ‘Another one bites the dust’ (8 February 2018). The article attempted to look past Zeid’s stated reasons for leaving his post (in effect, that the worldwide retreat from human …

Making it real: Why members of the Human Rights Council should make use of their power to conduct ‘good offices’ missions

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group Blog, Blog

From 23-25 October, members of the Security Council carried out country missions to Mali and Niger, under the auspices of the Kenyan presidency of the body. In Mali, they met with members of the Transitional Government, including the Transitional President and Prime Minister, signatory armed groups, representatives of civil society, the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General for Mali, and representatives …

‘Cuando las armas callan’: el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU debate sobre Justicia Transicional

by Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group NYC Asuntos contemporáneos y emergentes, Blog, Blog, New York City, Universal Rights Group NYC

El 13 de febrero, el Consejo de Seguridad celebró su primer debate sobre Justicia Transicional como una cuestión temática, con Estados de todas las regiones ofreciendo informaciones de primera mano y pidiendo a la ONU que desempeñe un papel de apoyo. Bélgica, que preside el Consejo de Seguridad durante el mes de febrero, inició y presidió el debate abierto sobre …