March 6, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The UN Human Rights Council and delegates from Pacific island nations met Friday to discuss the impact of climate change on human rights. Many of the panelists agreed that climate change would impede on the right to self-determination of the people of the islands and could undercut the ability of ...[read more]
March 5, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Thursday urged UN member states to remain focused on human rights in their "struggle against violent extremism." Zeid noted that the world is at a "turning point," and that the "fight against terror is a struggle to uphold values of ... ...[read more]
February 19, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
Amnesty International (AI) acknowledged some positive signs from the European Commission's announcement on the migration crisis in the Mediterranean on Thursday but encouraged the Commission to develop concrete solutions that protect and save lives. AI explained the European Commissioner for ...[read more]
February 5, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants François Crépeau said Thursday that the EU must bank on the mobility of migrants in order to secure its borders. The EU, he said, must accept that migrants will continue to enter the EU by any means possible, and therefore must offer ...[read more]
November 6, 2014
by Cassandra Baubie
JURIST Guest Columnist Kateryna Dronova, of VoxUkraine, discusses the Ukranian regulations governing IDP protection...On October 20, 2014 the Ukrainian Parliament passed the Law on the Rights and Freedoms of Internally Displaced People (hereinafter the Law on IDP). This piece of legislation ...[read more]
October 31, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Francois Crepea on Friday urged British authorities to reconsider their decision not to support search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. Crepea's statements come as a response to the UK's announcement earlier this week it will not ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Egypt's treatment of Syrian refugees is a violation of international law, Amnesty International (AI) reported Wednesday. Hundreds of Syrians have fled conflict only to be abused and discriminated against, including arbitrary detainment that for some has resulted in forced deportation right back to ...[read more]
October 13, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged the international community to take action after a second migrant ship capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa last week during an attempt to cross from Africa to Europe. The incident resulted in nearly 30 deaths. Ban emphasized the need to ...[read more]
October 8, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Francois Crepeau urged the EU on Monday to adopt a new approach to migration that focuses on the rights of migrants. The discussion was centered around last week's sinking of the Lampedusa off the coast of Italy, which claimed the lives of ...[read more]
September 5, 2013
by Lauren Laing
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday called on governments to create human rights-based polices addressing migration. According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, there are currently more than 215 million migrants around the world, but this enormous... ...[read more]

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