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An Arusha-based World Court on Human Rights for African States?

  The Arusha-based African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR) enjoys a distinctively broad contentious jurisdiction extending to ‘all cases and disputes submitted to it concerning the…

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Human Rights and the Environment: The UN Human Rights Committee Affirms the Duty to Protect

Recently, the Human Rights Committee published its views in the case Portillo Cáceres v. Paraguay (currently available only in Spanish). In this landmark decision, the…

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An Unforeseen Pandora’s Box? Absolute Non-Refoulement Obligations under Article 5 of the ILC Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity

Introduction In 2013, the International Law Commission (ILC) added to its long-term work programme the topic of a convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes…

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WTO Dispute on the US Human Rights Sanctions is Looming on the Horizon

At the turn of the year, Venezuela initiated a WTO dispute with the United States. In a nutshell, Venezuela questions WTO-consistency of a number of coercive trade-restrictive…

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Parliaments as Human Rights Actors – Proposed Standards from the UN

On 13 June 2018, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released its report on the Contribution of parliaments to the work of…

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A New Extraterritorial Jurisdictional Link Recognised by the IACtHR

In its recently published Advisory Opinion on “The Environment and Human Rights” of 15 November 2017 (in EJIL: Talk! summarized here; on its potential diagonal…

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International Migration: Shared Commitment to Children’s Rights and Protection

On 17 November 2017, the Committee on the Rights of Child (CRC Committee) together with the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and…

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