Human rights in today’s world (WP1515)

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We discuss the key elements that are having an impact on human rights and ask if they are positive or negative. We also discuss the emergence of new powers and ask if they are having an effect on how human rights are being defended. Contributors: Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to […]

How large companies look after the workplace rights of employees (WP1428)

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We discuss how they deal with partners working in other countries where policies are different, how they work together to create a momentum of change, how far a company’s reach extends and how they get involved in the standards of sporting events. Contributor: Brent Wilton, Director, Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta

Torture (WP1382)

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We discuss the legal instruments that have been set up to stop torture taking place and ask why the UN convention hasn’t been ratified by everyone. We ask how you deal with torture by non-state actors and how people are brought to justice. Contributors: Mark Thomson, Secretary General, Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), […]

Universal values and rights (WP1375)

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We discuss how to make sure treaties are adhered to and ask what extent current and historic human rights are being dealt with. Finally we ask if the UN is facing a new challenge to reinforce universal values around the world. Contributors: Michael O’Flaherty, Established Professor of Human Rights Law; Director, Irish Centre for Human […]

Creating, preserving and maintaining human rights in difficult circumstances

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We discuss what the most important issues are and how you introduce them into a country’s processes. We also ask how you relate to people and empower them and if the UN is welcome in countries where it is trying to change the human rights situation. Contributors are: Flavia Pansieri, Deputy High Commissioner for Human […]

Global and regional human rights (WP1291)

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We talk about how you make countries and regions and the world cooperate in the pursuit of human rights and how our rights are being challenged. We also ask how to deal with internally displaced people and how you get the world to realise that human rights is a primary issue. Contributors: Emilio Alvarez-Icaza Longoria, […]

Transitional justice (WP1219)

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We discuss what transitional justice means and how processes are set up. We talk about the victims of what has gone wrong and the role of formal bodies and NGOs and finish by discussing when international engagement is helpful and when is it not. Contributors are: Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of […]

Burma/Myanmar – opportunities for prosperity, growth and investment (WP1195)

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We discuss what has changed over the past few years and what the priorities are. We ask how foreign businesses can be reassured that it is a place to invest and how well prepared it is to play a full role in ASEAN. Contributor: U Soe Thane, Minister for the President’s Office, Government of Myanmar