Latest blog articles with tag human rights

  • human-rights blog Lea Raible_MLR

    Let’s not talk about universality

    10 December 2018
    Lea Raible in Law
    Seventy years to the day have passed since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. International human rights have since gained ground in theory, discourse, and practice. In this short post, I argue that for human rights to regain some of their traction, we should take care not to use claims to universality in order to avoid substantive moral and legal debates.
  • Disability blog - the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

    Disability rights in court

    3 December 2018
    The World Report on Disability estimates that approximately one in five people in the world have some form of ‘disability’ – a characteristic which is strongly associated with socio-economic disadvantage.
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    The right to a Republic of Cyprus nationality for Turkish Cypriots

    22 November 2018
    Hopman in Law
    As you may or may not know, Cyprus is a divided island. While the south of the island is governed by the internationally recognized Republic of Cyprus, the north is governed by the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus", an internationally unrecognized state.
  • Child maltreatment blog by Jan Willems

    Early childhood and structural prevention of child maltreatment

    20 November 2018
    The subject of rights status of children is still an international legal stipulation without substantive national implementation. Statistics on violence against children remain incredibly high all over the world, including in high-income states. There exists not only a huge gap between theory and reality, however, but also between theory and opportunity, according to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University .
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