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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: connecting human rights with development and creating space for women rights defenders

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated the lack of action on connecting human rights and development and why a space for women human rights defenders is so important.

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: connecting human rights with development and creating space for women rights defenders

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated the lack of action on connecting human rights and development and why a space for women human rights defenders is so important.

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: dilemmas of international justice and fighting backlash against feminism

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated whether advances in international justice are prolonging conflicts, how to fight backlash against feminism, and the balance of engaging corporations with human rights.

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: using the SDGs to curb authoritarian power and framing gun violence as a human rights issue

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, how Sustainable Development Goals might break human rights gridlock, why the right to bear arms is not a human right, and when human rights law is central to global health governance.

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: holding home states accountable and re-thinking transitional justice

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated how to hold home states accountable for human rights abuses by corporations and how to re-think transitional justice for different contexts.

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: ending corporate corruption and filling the data gap in human rights

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated how to end corporate corruption and why a new database on human rights performance could improve advocacy efforts.

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: defending indigenous rights in the Trump era and illegal logging in South Sudan

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated the challenges of defending indigenous human rights in the Trump era and the illegal logging that is fuelling conflict in South Sudan.

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: confronting cartel control, debating foreign aid, and reframing sexual harassment

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated cartel control of utilities in Kenya, state repression in Thailand, lessons for human rights educators, sexual harassment as gender-based violence, and the trend of climate change lawsuits.

The latest on OpenGlobalRights: gene editing, the activist balance, and engaging corporations

Recently on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated the perils of gene editing, how to be globally connected but locally rooted, and what risks are needed to make human rights progress.

Last week on OpenGlobalRights: the complexities of being High Commissioner, defending LGBTI in Indonesia, and mapping human rights funding

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated whether the High Commissioner for Human Rights job is do-able at all, how best to defend LGBTI communities in Indonesia, and why mapping human rights funding can improve advocacy. 

Last week on OpenGlobal Rights: online documentation and advocating for environmental rights

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated how best to use online information to document rights abuses and the need to push for the right to a healthy environment.

Last week on OpenGlobalRights: bridging different rights movements, shifting funding power, and re-imagining democracy.

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated the value of cross-movement collaborations, the need to shift the power in human rights funding and decision-making, and how to re-imagine democracy in 2018.

Last week on OpenGlobalRights: protecting landless peoples, HIV activism, and the right to a healthy environment in the Americas

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated a UN convention to protect rural workers and landless peoples, why HIV activists use rights language, and the need for the Inter-American Human Rights system to catch up on climate change.

Last week on OpenGlobal Rights: governments stifle dissent and obscure motivations for violence against the Rohingya

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated how NGOs can speak out against governments that muzzle them, why activists should stop labelling the violence in Myanmar a religious conflict, and how science can help stop modern-day slavery. 

Last week on OpenGlobal Rights: the hope in human rights progress alongside the inequality of the system

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated whether there is evidence for hope in human rights progress, along with questions on how to change the systematic inequality between global North and global South human rights organizations.

Last week on OpenGlobal Rights: authors debated hard data, women’s rights, and Trump’s human rights record

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated the value of hard data, the importance of funding young feminists, women’s rights, Trump’s human rights record, and the value of diversity in the human rights system.

Last week on OpenGlobalRights: communities influence investment banks but the UN loses credibility

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated whether community-led activism can influence big investment banks, how the “three generations” theory of human rights should be debunked, and why people in the global South do not trust the UN. 

Last week on OpenGlobalRights: climate change, women’s health, and the “dirt” on clean energy

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated childrens’ and women’s rights in relation to climate change, the value in watering down rights rhetoric, and false promises behind “clean” energy.

Last week on OpenGlobalRights: bad faith, effective campaigning and climate protectors

Over the last week OpenGlobalRights authors debated what makes an effective campaign, the Achilles’ heel of the European Court of Human Rights and launched a series on climate change and human rights.

Last week on OpenGlobalRights: corporate responsibility, prison populations, and forced migration

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated corporate information sharing, drug reform and prisons in Latin America, the US role in forced migration, and more.

Recently on OpenGlobalRights: authors debate human rights' relationship as democracy declines

Catch up on OpenGlobalRights, where recent articles discuss effective coalition building, using court judgements to uphold human rights, elections at the UN Human Rights Council, and the decline of human rights institutions in the face of populist democracies. 

Recently on OpenGlobalRights: authors debate rising threats and challenges in human rights

Catch up on OpenGlobalRights lastest publications, where recent articles discuss security threats to activists, closing space in Nigeria, tax structures that enable corporations to hide culpable actors, and more.

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