HKS, Kenneth Roth, and the Message to Human Rights Defenders
Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
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1w ago
It was shocking to learn that the Kennedy School had vetoed the appointment of Kenneth Roth, a towering figure in human rights advocacy, as a fellow at the Carr Center. Roth led Human Rights Watch for three decades before stepping down in 2022. More shocking was the reported reason — retaliation for criticism of Israel by Roth and his NGO. Human Rights Watch is widely known and greatly admired for... Source ..read more
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Visiting Fellow Spotlight: María Cecilia Ercole
Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
by HRP
1M ago
At only 34 years, María Cecilia Ercole has already established herself as a seasoned human rights practitioner with over eight years of experience at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) under her belt. With postings in Geneva, Beirut and La Paz, Ercole’s time at OHCHR has led her to a wide range of human rights work – from monitoring and reporting of... Source ..read more
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Visiting Fellow Spotlight: María Cecilia Ercole
Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
by HRP
1M ago
At only 34 years, María Cecilia Ercole has already established herself as a seasoned human rights practitioner with over eight years of experience at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) under her belt. With postings in Geneva, Beirut and La Paz, Ercole’s time at OHCHR has led her to a wide range of human rights work – from monitoring and reporting of... Source ..read more
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The Evolution and Impact of Victim Assistance 
Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
by HRP
1M ago
In a new article for the International Review of the Red Cross, Bonnie Docherty, lecturer on law and director of the Clinic’s Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative, examines the evolution of the concept of victim assistance and the impact of its implementation. Co-authored with Alicia Sanders-Zakre, the article analyzes the contributions of three treaties—the Mine Ban Treaty... Source ..read more
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On the Promise of Constitutionalism in the Arab Gulf
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by HRP
2M ago
Lecturer on Law and Senior Clinical Instructor Salma Waheedi’s latest article in the American University in Beirut’s Al-Abhath explores constitutional review in Arab Gulf States, as part of a volume analyzing the promise of constitutionalism in the Arab Gulf. The article examines the constitutional frameworks of Kuwait and Bahrain and the main features of their judicial review models... Source ..read more
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HRP Members Comment on UN Report About LGBTQ+ Persons in Armed Conflict
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by HRP
2M ago
In EJIL: Talk, the blog of the European Journal of International Law, HRP/OPIA Wasserstein Fellow María Cecilia Ercole and Associate Director Abadir Ibrahim published a comment of the newly released UN report about the effects of armed conflict on LGBTQ+ persons. The report was authored by the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (IE SOGI) Victor Madrigal-Borloz... Source ..read more
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Over 80 Countries Committed to Curb Use of Explosive Weapons, Now Comes the Hard Part
Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
by HRP
2M ago
This article was first published on Just Security. Last week, more than 80 countries endorsed a new international commitment to address one of the greatest threats to civilians during armed conflict: the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. Explosive weapons include aircraft bombs, artillery, rockets, and missiles, and their use in cities, towns, and villages causes thousands of civilian... Source ..read more
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The Crisis in Sri Lanka: Human Rights in Peril
Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
by HRP
2M ago
In 2022, a youth-led citizens’ movement succeeded in ousting Sri Lanka’s all-powerful President, Prime Minister, and the Cabinet whom they held responsible for the island nation’s painful economic crash. The movement was the result of the people’s outcry for basic needs, seeking relief from economic distress and demanding justice and accountability for the crisis. The events that followed, however... Source ..read more
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Negotiate Killer Robots Treaty in New Forum
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by HRP
2M ago
New Report Identifies More Effective Routes to Protecting Civilians, Avoiding Insecurity Governments should move the stalled discussions of a treaty on autonomous weapons systems, known as “killer robots,” to a new international forum, Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Watch said in a new report. Such weapons systems operate without meaningful human control... Source ..read more
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United Nations Thwarted Justice for Lead-Poisoned Kosovo Roma, Report Finds  
Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School
by HRP
2M ago
New report from Harvard Law Clinic, Opre Roma Kosovo spotlights urgent need for remedies (November 9, 2022, Pristina, Kosovo; Cambridge, MA) —The UN has failed to implement a decision by its own human rights panel finding it responsible for remedies to Roma victims of lead poisoning, leaving them to suffer ongoing injuries, according to a report released today by Harvard Law School’s International... Source ..read more
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