True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr. . . . for with freedom come responsibilities. Nelson Mandela An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo Do what is right. Rosa Parks *

Theme: Human rights

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Migrations

Migrants spearhead an unprecedented political-cultural battle: to open new routes to the world
¤ François Soulard ¤ 15 September 2016
“"The river that carries everything away is called violent, but no one calls violent the bed that oppresses it". - Bertold Brecht “It is not the earth that moves this time, it is we, migrants. The migrants, all those people going through the many forms of human mobility, we are a substantial part of the new world reality and also an emblematic expression of its contradictions and challenges”. Latin American letter from migrants Human migrations are surely the most compulsive transnational (...) read more

Marrakech Process for the Protection and Promotion of All Human Rights of Migrants and Persons in Transnational Mobility
¤ 18 December 2014
Having gathered on November 29, 2014 in the city of Marrakech in the Thematic Forum on Migration “at the crossroads of experiences and perspectives”, organized as part of the 2nd World Forum on Human Rights; Being encouraged by the active high-quality participation of various stakeholders (national bodies for human rights, national and international state institutions responsible for migration affairs, United Nations agencies, researchers and academics, representatives of migrants’ (...) read more


Citizens’ Reappropriation of Politics

Binding Chaos
¤ Heather Marsh ¤ 10 November 2015
The world is long overdue for a completely new system of governance. Every political system we have tried has proven incapable of protecting human rights and dignity. Every political system we have tried has devolved into oligarchy. To effect the change we require immediately, to give individuals control and responsibility, to bring regional systems under regional governance, allow global collaboration and protect the heritage of future generations, we need a new political model. (...) read more

Reclaiming the ASEAN Community for the People
¤ ASEAN Civil Society Conference, ASEAN People’s Forum ¤ 21 April 2015
On the occasion of the forthcoming 26th ASEAN summit to be held in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Malaysia, on April 24-28, 2015, we are publishing here the ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People’s Forum statement, adopted previously as a result of a regional consultation. "We, the civil society of Southeast Asia, guided by the principles of human rights, democracy, good governance, rule of law, non-discrimination, substantive equality, progressiveness and non-retrogression, remain (...) read more


Legal Principles of a New World Governance

The Future of Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law
¤ Seyla Benhabib ¤ 8 September 2014
This essay examines the rise of legal cosmopolitanism in the period since the UDHR of 1948 as it gives rise to two very distinct sets of literature and preoccupations. The author argues that transnational human rights norms strengthen rather than weaken democratic sovereignty. read more

Fourteen misconceptions about extraterritorial human rights obligations
¤ Rolf Künnemann ¤ 26 July 2014
Human rights are the foundation of modern international law. in our days international and transnational economic and political decisions deeply affect the wellbeing of people far away from the respective decision makers. over the past 20 years some areas of international law have developed – often against broad protests of civil society activists - that are in conflict with human rights. For states – and the human rights community - to address these legal and (...) read more


Media and Internet Governance

Beyond 2015: Media as Democracy and Development
¤ Fackson Banda ¤ 13 December 2013
At the heart of how democratic governance contributes to development is the right to freedom of expression. This right is recognised as a basic human right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, the American Convention on Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. As such, it lends itself to universal recognition and application. The right further subsumes freedom of information, and press freedom. The importance of the (...) read more


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