Human Rights Essay Award 2016

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The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is happy to announce the 2016 Human Rights Essay Award topic: Extractive Industries and Human Rights. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the substantive law relevant to the field. International human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international […]

Human Rights Concerns Ahead of Burundi’s 2015 Elections

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Photo of Burundi peacekeepers via Flickr user US Army Africa, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. On April 15, 2015, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, referred to Burundi’s 2015 general elections as a “critical moment” in the nation’s history with a chance for the country to choose “the path of free and […]