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LBQ women and the need for specified activism in Kenya

LBQ women and the need for specified activism in Kenya

by Tanishtha Bhatia Sen Gupta* Only 26 countries in the world recognise same sex marriage, whereas over 70 have a range of laws that deem forms of ‘homosexual activity’ illegal. Punitive laws range from the death penalty to imprisonment and punishment. An even larger...

Debate: The Commonwealth and Human Rights, 6 March.

Debate: The Commonwealth and Human Rights, 6 March.

By Richard Bourne*  A forthcoming debate on human rights and the Commonwealth, at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 6 March at London University Senate House, goes to the heart of the values and effectiveness of the modern Commonwealth, and its 53 member states. The motion reads,...

Reflections on Business & Human Rights

Reflections on Business & Human Rights

By Stephanie Vélez* Following the 6th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights that took place in Geneva last week, you may be forgiven for wondering whether these high-level get-togethers ever change anything for people on the ground – for workers in garment factories...