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Au sein de l’Union africaine, une taxe pourrait marquer une étape sur la voie de l’indépendance

Une nouvelle taxe pourrait renforcer l’indépendance financière de l’Union africaine,  mais d’où proviennent les financements en faveur des droits humains ? Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights sur le financement des droits humains. English

A levy in the African Union could be a step towards independence

A new levy in the African Union could lead to more financial independence—but who is funding human rights? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on funding for human rights. Français.

الاستعداد لما هو آت مهما كان: كيف يمكن للتحضير والاستعداد الجيد المساعدة في التعافي من الصدمات

في قلب ميدان النضال، لابد وأن يتم تحضير مدافعي حقوق الإنسان بشكل أفضل لمواجهة الصدمات حتى يتمكنوا من التعافي منها وتجاوزها. مساهمة في الحوار المفتوح الذي أطلقه منتدى openGlobalRights حول الصحة العقلية والرفاه النفسي لمدافعي حقوق الإنسان.English

Ready for anything: how preparation can improve trauma recovery

When in the field, human rights workers must be better prepared for trauma in order to heal from it. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on human rights and mental health. العربية . 

Fighting stigma: protecting the mental health of African rights advocates

Human rights advocates in Africa face significant challenges in getting past mental health stigmas in order to get help. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on mental health and human rights. Français. العربية.

Looking deeper to understand African governments’ opposition to the ICC

African governments are withdrawing from the ICC with valid criticisms—but what can be done to make the Court less imbalanced? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court

Opportunities for resistance: Trump’s authoritarianism and the law

Human rights values and rule of law are lost on authoritarians, but the need to clothe their action in forms of law is not. A contribution to openGlobalRights’ series on Trump.

Una justicia esquiva: exigir cuentas a las empresas matrices por las violaciones de derechos humanos

Un fallo en el Reino Unido sobre las operaciones de Shell en Nigeria muestra una vez más la necesidad de evitar que las poderosas multinacionales se oculten detrás de sus filiales para esquivar su responsabilidad por las violaciones de derechos humanos. English

An elusive justice—holding parent companies accountable for human rights abuse

A UK judgement on Shell’s operations in Nigeria yet again shows the need to prevent powerful multinationals hiding behind their subsidiaries to dodge accountability for human rights abuses. Español

“Quit before they get hit”: withdrawals from the ICC are an indicator of the Court’s success

Are presidents who seek to withdraw from the ICC in denial about a rare instance of achieved gender equality? A contribution to the openGlobalRIghts debate on the International Criminal Court.

The complex reality beyond the trial of Dominic Ongwen

Dominic Ongwen faces trial at the ICC for crimes of which he was also a victim—forcing us to reevaluate dichotomies of guilt and innocence. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court.

How we talk about mass violence: the cultural effects of Darfur campaigns

When NGOs alter their narratives of mass violence depending on the cultural characteristics of each country, which version dominates? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on public opinion and human rights.

A string of departures from the ICC is ringing alarm bells

Three African states have pulled out of the ICC with other departures in the works, putting ICC legitimacy in crisis. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court.

Blame South Sudanese leadership, not George Clooney

The crisis in South Sudan is a result of its current leadership – the country wasn’t doomed to fail – and its people welcome celebrities like George Clooney who point this out.

Letter to George Clooney

Celebrity activism risks reducing complex political issues to simple morality tales, leading to emotional politics and irresponsible interventions.

Rethinking what ICC success means at the Bemba Trial

When measuring ICC success, we need to examine the local impact and not just the international effects. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court. Français

Repenser ce que signifie le succès de la CPI dans le procès de Bemba

Pour évaluer le succès de la CPI, nous devons nous pencher sur l’impact local et pas uniquement international. Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights sur la Cour pénale internationale. English

New Katanga trial shows DRC’s potential to try complex international crimes

A DRC warlord convicted by the ICC will now also face prosecution by national courts in the DRC—an enormously welcome step.

To implement Agenda 2030 in Africa, people must be at the centre

Increasing threats to citizens’ freedoms will derail the sustainable development goals. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on closing space for civil society.

Pour les minorités sexuelles, la « fermeture de l’espace » pour la société civile revient à perdre l’accès aux services vitaux

La fermeture de l’espace pour les minorités sexuelles africaines va bien au-delà des actions de plaidoyer et concerne l’accès aux services vitaux qui ne sont fournis par personne d’autre. Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights sur la fermeture de l'espace pour la société civile. English

For sexual minorities, “closing space” for civil society means losing access to critical services

Closing space for African sexual and gender minority groups is about far more than advocacy—it is about accessing critical services that no one else provides. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on closing space for civil societyFrançais

Lessons from Kenya: unpacking the ICC’s deterrent effect

Although recent empirical work suggests that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has a deterrent effect, Kenya’s experience requires a deeper look. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court.

Revising perceptions of the rights of older people in Africa

A new African treaty promises to protect the human rights of the elderly.

 

Do South Africans really have the right to protest?

South Africans’ right to protest exists on paper, but authorities have effectively suppressed dissent by making it too dangerous. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate: Human Rights: mass or elite movement?

In for the long haul: a creative fight for space in Kenya

What started as a “one time” reform exercise has turned into a long-term battle for Kenyan civil society. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on closing space for civil society. Français

En nombre de la seguridad: cuando silenciar a los ciudadanos activos crea problemas incluso mayores

Silenciar a los activistas en nombre de la seguridad puede constreñir a los actores con más probabilidades de desafiar las ideologías extremistas, y así empeorar la inseguridad. Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights sobre la reducción de espacios para la sociedad civil. English

Un effort de longue haleine : une lutte créative pour ouvrir l’espace au Kenya

Ce qui avait commencé comme un processus de réforme limité dans le temps s’est transformé en un long combat pour la société civile kenyane. Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights sur un espace de plus en plus fermé pour la société civile. English

In the name of security: when silencing active citizens creates even greater problems

Silencing activists in the name of security can stifle actors most likely to challenge extremist ideologies, making insecurity worse. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on closing space for civil society. Español

La protection des réfugiés est une question politique

La meilleure législation au monde sur les réfugiés n’aura que peu d’effet quand ceux qui cherchent à être protégés sont considérés comme un risque pour la sécurité. Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights sur le futur de la protection des réfugiés. English

Refugee protection is politics

The best refugee legislation in the world will have little effect when those seeking protection are characterized as security risks. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the future of refugee protection. Français

Haciendo cálculos sobre la disuasión de la CPI: ¿cuándo funciona realmente?

Las evaluaciones sistemáticas revelan que la CPI puede impedir el homicidio deliberado de civiles, pero solo en las condiciones adecuadas. Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights sobre la Corte Penal Internacional. English

Running the numbers on ICC deterrence: when does it actually work?

Systematic assessments reveal that the ICC can deter intentional civilian killing, but only under the right conditions. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the International Criminal Court. Español

Si las mujeres no se sienten seguras, no habrá igualdad

Comprender cómo y por qué la inseguridad afecta a las mujeres es esencial para superar la desigualdad en todos los aspectos del empoderamiento. English

Without addressing women’s security, we can’t hope for equality

Understanding why and how insecurity affects women is key to overcoming inequality across all dimensions of empowerment. Español

Kusitisha mashambulizi— kulinda haki za albino

Mtaalamu wa Umoja wa Mataifa ambaye ameteuliwa hivi majuzi ametoa mpango wa kulinda haki za mazeruzeru. English

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