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About Maggie Murphy

 Maggie Murphy has worked as a human rights advocate and strategist for international ngos within both the political and independent bodies of the United Nations. She was the UN Representative in Geneva for Minority Rights Group International, and has worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization in The Hague. Find her on twitter @maggranna

 

Articles by Maggie Murphy

This week's editors

RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.

MM

Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

G20 and corruption: why gender matters

Research indicates that when a gender participation "tipping point" has been reached there will be genuine change in policy direction and ultimate impact. If the G20 is serious about tackling corruption it needs more women leaders.

'Traditional values' vs human rights at the UN

A dangerous process is taking place in the UN system that threatens the universality of human rights by seeking to make them contingent on subjective ‘traditional values’ such as ‘responsible behaviour’.

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