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Judgeships in Iran: Step Down, You Are a Woman – A Legal Analysis of Human Rights

By Delaram Farzaneh June 7, 2017 This book, authored by CHRGJ Scholar in Residence Delaram Farzaneh, is the first comprehensive critique of Iran’s gender-based discrimination against women from the various perspectives of domestic and comparative law, Islamic jurisprudence, and international human rights laws, within a historical context. The rights of women have gone through an  More»

Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston publishes unedited report on UN responsibility for cholera in Haiti

Full report available here. From the report summary: Cholera arrived in Haiti in October 2010, soon after the arrival of a new contingent of United Nations peacekeepers from a cholera-infected region.  The scientific evidence now points overwhelmingly to the responsibility of the peacekeeping mission as the source of the outbreak.  9,145 persons have so far  More»

The Perfect Storm: The closing space for LGBT civil society in Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Kenya, and Hungary

Organizations led by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people face a “perfect storm” of state-sponsored restrictions and homophobic government rhetoric that worsens the dangerous environment for their work. The basic space civil society needs to operate freely is closing in many countries, and politicians are targeting LGBT groups in particular. Despite these attacks, LGBT  More»

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

The Ethics Gap in Data Visualization What do ethics have to do with data visualization? Over the years, researchers and lawyers have come up with some rules and best practices to guide the proper collection and use of data, with particular attention on human subject research. Questions related to the collection of data go to  More»

End-of-mission statement on Romania, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

End-of-mission statement on Romania, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Bucharest, 11 November 2015 1. Introduction This is a tragic and difficult time for Romania, in the aftermath of the Colectiv nightclub fire on 30 October. But it might also prove to be a  More»