Opinion

August 3, 2017

Human rights trampled in push to build infrastructure

Op-Ed by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 3 August 2017 One year ago, we awoke to the >>Read more
January 5, 2017

Dollars and Sense: How – and why – the private sector needs to stand up for human rights

Op-Ed by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 5 January 2017 In a few days, when hundreds >>Read more
December 3, 2015

Opinion piece: “Burning down the house” – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

3 December 2015 – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights likens man-made climate change to being an arsonist burning down one’s >>Read more
September 10, 2015

Opinion piece: By reducing the age of criminal responsibility, Brazil would ignore international commitments

*By Mr. Amerigo Incalcaterra In several South American countries -including Brazil- has emerged a discussion over reducing the age of criminal responsibility >>Read more
July 28, 2015

Opinion piece: An Excellent Tool for Mainstreaming Human Rights

*by JESSICA BRAVER The process of reviewing a country’s human rights records can become an opportunity to bond human rights with development. >>Read more
February 15, 2015

Opinion piece – “Prison systems: a pending debt in South America”

  Originally published by Chilean newspaper “La Tercera” on 9 February 2015 Penitentiary systems in South America share a series of chronic >>Read more
June 16, 2014

Opinion piece: “A test for democracy”

On social protest and human rights, featured in several newspapers in the region. >>Read more
March 7, 2014

Equality and Justice in the Courtroom

By Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights It is natural for a man to respond to a nagging female >>Read more
April 19, 2013

Why the exception should not be the rule*

Internment without consent should be applied to situations of absolute emergency; it should be the exception, not the rule Drug use (especially >>Read more
March 7, 2013

Statement by the UN Human Rights Chief on International Women’s Day

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay International Women’s Day – 8 March 2013 Violence against women Last month, in the >>Read more

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