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South Africa in Africa: the dilemmas of foreign policy and human rights
Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT) 2016
The Centre for Confl ict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) hosted two public dialogues in Cape Town, one on 11 April 2016 on “South Africa in Africa: National ...
South Africa, the ICC, and theUN Human Rights Council
Centre for Conflict Resolution, University of Cape Town (UCT) 2016
The Centre for Confl ict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the Johannesburg-based Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) hosted two public dialogues in Cape Town on 24 February 2016 on ??South Africa and the International Crim...
Manufacturing torture? South Africa's trade in electric shock equipment
2016
In South Africa, the trade in certain kinds of fi rearms and military equipment is controlled for reasons of safety and security. However, there is a gap in legislation when it comes to the control of law enforcement equipment that ca...
Feminist perspectives on the law on the use of force
G. Heathcote / School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 2014
Article 2(4) of the UN Charter concerning the prohibition on the use of force by nation states fails to incorporate the diversity of feminist approaches to conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Instead it predicates itself narro...
Social media as instrument of global mobilisation: a textual analysis of the 'bring back our girls' campaign
M. N. Nwabuzor; C. V. Gever 2015
The abduction of over 200 female students from Chibok in April, 2014, by the outlawed Boko Haram insurgents attracted global condemnation which went viral on social media. Such acts are at variance with international norms of freedom ...
Making human rights real: two Latin American experiences in the rights based approach to policymaking
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2015
  Human rights are not mere discursive concepts on human dignity. These days, consensus dictates that governments who commit to human rights by ratifying international treaties are also required to implement specific domes...
Victims’ rights in multicultural contexts: The case of Inés Fernández at the Inter-American court of human rights
Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
What advances can we identify in international human rights regimes that incorporate alternative cultural understandings of reparations in their verdicts? This Brief responds to this question through a detailed study of the case of In...
Peace and Security Council Report - African Union Summit focus
Institute for Security Studies 2015
The theme of the next African Union summit, from 30 to 31 January 2016, is ‘Human rights with a focus on the rights of women’. At the 26th AU Summit, elections will be held for the 15 members of the Peace and Security Coun...
Women Can't Wait! Beijing+20 edition featuring Sarah Jones
S Jones / Equality Now 2015
On March 12th, at the 59th sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in New York, Equality Now and UN Women presented a 20th anniversary edition of Women Can't Wait! The performance piece is based on their long running...
Peru’s deadly environment: the rise in killings of environmental and land defenders
Global Witness 2014
The world’s attention was be on Peru December 2014, as governments from 195 countries convened in the capital Lima for the UN Climate Conference. As delegates negotiated a global deal aimed at averting catastrophic climate chang...
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