09.04.2021
Can Human Rights Law Overcome Political Inaction?

Recent victories in the courts show how a human rights framework can be an instrument to fight suffering and injustice.

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19.03.2021
EU Gender Equality Strategy: Too Little but Not Too Late

The EU’s strategy for tackling gender discrimination may be a new chapter for gender equality in Europe, but the road ahead is long and winding.

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08.03.2021
“We no longer ask to be treated as humans. We demand it.”

In October 2020, a Polish tribunal ruled to further curtail one of Europe’s strictest abortion laws. The response was mass mobilisation, with thousands taking to the streets to demand justice. Feminist organiser and sex educator Antonina Lewandowska discusses what the ruling means for women in Poland, the demands from the protest’s front lines, and the path ahead for Polish feminism.

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17.12.2020
The World Cannot Afford to Look Away From Xinjiang

Abusive regimes are responsible for their own behaviour. But other states are also responsible if they stand by and fail to speak out.

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30.11.2020
Black Lives Matter in Brexit Britain

Riding on a wave of nostalgia and amnesia, Britain set on a course to leave the EU. Disparities of the pandemic and the anti-racist movement brought home how the imperial past haunts today.

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31.03.2020
Polluters in the Dock: Fighting Climate Change in Court

While political measures to protect the climate are slow, citizens take their governments or polluting companies to court to hold them accountable.

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11.03.2020
A Legal Revolution for the Rights of Nature

A legal system that prioritises the conservation of the living world over private property would be a powerful tool for ecological transition.

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01.07.2019
Everybody’s Survival: the Growing Hunger for Climate Justice

A French petition to have the state’s duty and failure to act on climate recognised is part of a global movement which is picking up speed.

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26.06.2019
Why the Extinction Rebellion Movement is Morally Justified

Drawing on political theory and environmental philosophy, Jeff Justice makes the case for legitimate rebellion in the face of government inaction on climate.

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23.04.2019
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Revolutionary Legacy

Today, the UDHR remains an important reference point and source of inspiration for activists across the globe.

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