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Introducing openGlobalRights

12 July 2013

The international human rights movement is no longer in its adolescence. It has become highly professionalized in many parts and encompasses a mature, global network of thinkers, organizations, and policies. We also underestimate its diversity when we refer to a single movement. Access to the debates that shape the international human rights movement has been restricted. And, until now, there have not been many broadly accessible platforms for debate about advocacy strategies, funding, successes, and failures. openGlobalRights aims to provide this by developing a multi-lingual ezine platform for discussing global human rights.

Over the course of the next year, we will address four crucial areas that will define the future success of human rights: the role of emerging powers, the sources of funding for human rights work, the dynamic and often contested relationship between religion and human rights, and the impact of international law. Our authors will cover the good, the bad, the ugly, and all points in between. Ultimately, we hope to generate a series of challenging discussions about the future of global human rights, and to encourage a high quality debate across global cleavages of all kinds, including the north/south divide. 

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