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Reflections from work with torture victims in Sri Lanka

Jun 26, 2019 - Fr. Nandana Manatunga, Director of Human Rights Office in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Having seen the tears of the mothers and family members of torture victims, I was compelled to go beyond the cultic role of the priest.

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Unions in Pakistan: rise & fall

Jun 12, 2019 - Zulfiqar Shah, Joint Director at the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research, and NHRF's local consultant in Pakistan

First published in Pakistani newspaper Dawn, May 1st, 2019.

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Prohibiting violence and harassment in the world of work

Jun 12, 2019 -

Op-ed by the Women’s Commission of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – from optimism to apprehension

May 09, 2019 - Emma Verngård, Intern with the NHRF and MPhil Student with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Last year's 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) provided an opportunity to reflect on how perceptions of human rights have changed over time.

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India’s contribution to the UDHR: A remarkable achievement

Apr 09, 2019 - Miloon Kothari - Independent Expert on Human Rights and Social Policy; former UN Special Rapporteur; Member of the NHRF Advisory Board

Indian leaders have long impacted Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations itself. Miloon Kothari reflects on how India has helped shape path-breaking human rights norms on an international scale.

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Sri Lanka: Are we making good progress on transitional justice?

Jan 30, 2019 - Yolanda Foster, trainer with the Affected Families Forum (AFF). AFF is a network of relatives of people who disappeared during the war in Sri Lanka.

The answer to that question depends on who you ask.

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