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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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The Difficult Search

Jun 01, 2018 - Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso

It has been almost three decades that I have been working for a world without "desaparecidos". What keeps me going in the search for truth for the involuntarily disappeared?

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Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan: An opportunity or just an occasion?

Nov 12, 2017 - Peter Jacob, human rights activist in Pakistan

As a person who has engaged in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process ever since its introduction, I have my hopes as well as fears.

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Storytelling as a tool to advance awareness of human rights

Oct 23, 2017 - Karen Schlesinger, Head of Product at Memria

Unleashing the voices of those that work to give voice to the marginalized among us.

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