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Want to Avoid Climate Disasters? Protect Environmental Defenders

Global South activists are at the frontlines of the fight to keep fossil fuels in the ground. If we want to avoid the unrelenting impacts of the climate crisis, we must drastically step up our efforts in protecting the human rights of environmental defenders everywhere.

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The Declaration of Human Rights and the Need for a Universal Enriched by Every Particular

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an instrument built through the discursive hegemony of the West. A decolonization exercise is essential to think a declaration that approaches the peripheries of the world and the experience of the peoples in struggle.

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Overcoming the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Conundrum

A truly human rights-based approach to international development cooperation has the potential to usher in new cooperative arrangements among countries and peoples.

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Options for a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

In 2014, Ecuador and South Africa initiated a resolution to create a human rights treaty to regulate the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises. Since 2015, the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises (OEIGWG) has met three times to discuss the scope and content of the prospective […]

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The Struggle for a UN Treaty

Towards Global Regulation on Human Rights and Business Over the course of the last years, the international debate surrounding the environmental, social and human rights responsibilities of corporations has gained momentum. Not least, growing public criticism of transnational corporations and banks has contributed to this debate. The list of criticisms is long: Ever-new pollution scandals […]

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