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Putting Human Rights up Front: Implications for Impartiality and the Politics of UN Peacekeeping

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This article traces the origins, development and implications of Human Rights Up Front (HRuF), a bold and visionary initiative launched by former Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in 2013. While HRuF is part of a broader continuum of human rights-related reforms, its scope and focus is distinctive. HRuF puts the imperative to protect people from serious violations…

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Women’s Rights in Jeopardy: The Case of War-Torn South Sudan

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This study asserts that women’s rights are far from being recognized in South Sudan despite its efforts to include the rights of women in the Transitional Constitution after its attainment of independence from Sudan in 2011. While the article acknowledges the traditional modernization theory and cultural sovereignty theory, it engages international human rights standards as…

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Intractable conflicts in Africa: The international response to the Darfur and South Sudan crises

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This article considers the intractable conflicts and human rights situations in Darfur, Sudan and South Sudan, respectively, against the international responses they elicited. Intractable conflicts are conflicts that have lasted for a long time with resistance to settlement despite various attempts at intervention and conciliation. These conflicts from neighbouring nations have both elicited extensive engagement…

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Foreign Land Deals and Human Rights: Case Studies on Agricultural and Biofuel Investment

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On October 28 the Law School’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) released a 118-page report examining human rights concerns raised by large-scale acquisitions of agricultural land in developing countries. CHRGJ also held a panel discussion to mark the launch of the report. Panelists were Olivier De Schutter, U.N. special rapporteur on the…

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