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Desahucios en España: Sin habitación propia

Miles de personas son desahuciadas en España a causa de las medidas de austeridad, y las mujeres se ven afectadas de forma desproporcionada por la desigualdad estructural. Una contribución al debate sobre derechos económicos y sociales en openGlobalRights en español. English

Evicted rights in Spain: no room of one’s own

Thousands of people are being evicted in Spain due to austerity measures, and women are disproportionately affected by structural inequality. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic and social rights. Español

Will human rights law actually protect us from fascism?

Human rights regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights are unlikely to shield citizens against the wave of authoritarianism threatening liberal democracies. 

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

Tackling economic inequality with the right to non-discrimination

Inequality may be compatible with human rights, but not if it violates the right to non-discrimination. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic inequality and human rights.

What can Brexit teach us about business and human rights?

The economy we have built isn’t the economy that delivers shared prosperity and shared security for the majority. The business and human rights movement has a fundamental role to play.

The UK government cannot reconcile austerity measures with human rights

UK governments have claimed austerity measures are necessary while ignoring the disproportionate adverse effects on marginalized groups. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic and social rights.

Brexit and human rights: winter is coming

Given the toxic politics of Farage, Johnson, Le Pen and Trump, will human rights be enough to resist right-wing nationalism in the wake of Brexit?

Now more than ever the UK needs the compass of human rights

It is in uncertain times—like the aftermath of the Brexit vote—that we need human rights the most.

 

Aktivistinnen bringen Unterstützung für Flüchtlingsfrauen in Deutschland ins Rollen

In Deutschland benutzen Aktivistinnen einen Multi-van, um geflüchtete Frauen und Mädchen zu unterstützen und vor sexueller Gewalt zu schützen. Ein Beitrag zur Diskussion zur Zukunft des Schutzes Geflüchteter auf openGlobalRights. English

Migrants are driving innovative campaigns for female refugees in Germany

Activists are using a multi-van in Germany to help female refugees cope with violence and harassment. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the future of refugee protection. Deutsch

The struggle for sans-papiers human rights

Protecting the rights of refugees and migrants requires a response based in hospitality not hostility. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on the future of refugee protection.

Un paso histórico hacia el acceso a la justicia por violaciones de DESC en la ONU

En medio de 400,000 ejecuciones hipotecarias, el Comité de DESC de la ONU determinó que España está violando el derecho a la vivienda en su primer caso. Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights sobre los derechos económicos y sociales. English

Historic step towards access to justice for ESCR violations at UN

Amid 400,000 foreclosures, the UN Committee on ESCR finds Spain in violation of the right to housing in its first case. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on economic and social rightsEspañol

A radical proposal to preserve the BBC’s independence

To safeguard the BBC’s independence decisions over the Licence Fee should be taken away from politicians and handed over to a new independent statutory body.

Escutando as ruas: o caso espanhol

Quatro anos após a Espanha ter sido abalado por protestos em massa, o cenário político do país está mudando. Será que organizações de direitos humanos foram impactadas e mudarão também?‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ EnglishEspañol

Escuchar las calles: el caso español

Cuatro años después de que protestas masivas sacudieran España, las políticas electorales del país están cambiando. ¿Han afectado a las organizaciones de derechos humanos? ¿Cambiarán? EnglishPortuguês

Listening to the streets: the Spanish case

Four years after Spain was shaken by mass protests, the country’s electoral politics are changing. Have human rights organizations been affected and will they also change? EspañolPortuguês

Adding global value? The Commonwealth migrant crisis

Malta is set to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, but the country might prefer to ignore the migrant crisis on its doorstep.

 

“Small places, close to home”: successful communication on human rights

Effective counter-framing is crucial to improve public opinion on human rights. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate, Public Opinion and Human RightsEspañolFrançais

« Les Petits endroits, près de la maison » : une communication réussie sur les Droits de l’Homme

Une reformulation efficace est cruciale pour améliorer le point de vue de l'opinion publique sur les droits de l'homme. Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights, l'Opinion Publique et les Droits de l'Homme. EnglishEspañol

“Lugares pequeños, cerca de casa”: comunicación exitosa sobre derechos humanos

Contrarrestar con eficacia los encuadres es crucial para mejorar la opinión pública sobre los derechos humanos. Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights, La opinión pública y los derechos humanos. EnglishFrançais

Research-based messaging changes public support for human rights

Amidst widespread negative views on human rights in the UK, public opinion research can help improve outreach strategies. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate, Public Opinion and Human RightsEspañolFrançais

Les messages fondés sur la recherche font évoluer le soutien public en faveur des droits de l’homme

Parmi les opinions largement négatives sur les droits de l’homme au Royaume-Uni, les enquêtes d’opinion publique peuvent aider à améliorer les stratégies de sensibilisation. Une contribution au débat d’openGlobalRights sur l'opinion publique et les droits de l'hommeEnglishEspañol

Los mensajes basados en la investigación cambian el apoyo público para los derechos humanos

En medio de las opiniones negativas sobre los derechos humanos generalizadas en el Reino Unido, las investigaciones sobre la opinión pública pueden ayudar a mejorar las estrategias de divulgación. Una contribución al debate de openGlobalRights, La opinión pública y los derechos humanos. EnglishFrançais

In the UK, public discourse undermines support for human rights

The UK media does not do justice to the phrase, “human rights”. Rights activists must shift their framework to earn the public’s support. A contribution to openGlobalRights’ Human Rights: masses or elite movement debate.

Fighting abuses in existing powers

Although it is certainly of intellectual interest that elites and masses differ in rights awareness, it is uncertain that mobilizing the masses around rights or further informing elites about them will in fact improve rights in practice. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debates on Emerging Powers and Human Rights and Human rights: mass or elite movement?

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