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Biodiversity and Human Rights: an intrinsic connection

Biodiversity and Human Rights: an intrinsic connection

By Estefania Monaco* It should be an obvious statement: biodiversity is essential for the enjoyment of human rights. After all, if the Earth cannot sustain plant or animal life, how could it sustain human life? It is a sad sign of our times that our leaders and many...

Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict

Statelessness and the Syrian Conflict

By Dilys Hartley* Being stateless ultimately means having no nationality and having no nationality usually means having no documents to prove your identity. People can become stateless for many reasons, two of which are conflict and forced displacement. Conflict not...

Responding to the ‘silent genocide’ of the Rohingya

Responding to the ‘silent genocide’ of the Rohingya

by Roslynn Beighton* I spent much of 2016 working for a women’s rights group in Myanmar (Burma), which gave me the opportunity to learn about the human rights violations most of the country’s indigenous ethnic groups have been facing for generations, but particularly...

Thinking Human Rights?

Thinking Human Rights?

by Dr Adam Hughes Henry* The question of human rights is often presented by many experts as a vexing one. What can be done? How can justice be implemented? How can outcomes be improved? How can atrocities be prevented? Having explored some of these questions in...