Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon and COVID-19

Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon and COVID-19

Indigenous peoples in the Amazon and COVID-19: the long-term importance of realizing indigenous rights in achieving the human right to health Blogpost by Alice Kasznar, Brazilian lawyer and Research Assistant at the Nature of Peace project at RWI. Exposing inequalities wherever it goes,[1] COVID-19 has recently found its way to more remote indigenous communities in…

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UN75: The World’s Largest Conversation on Our Future

Together we can learn from peoples across the world how we can improve in tackling the global challenges of our time – Secretary-General António Guterres. United Nations 75th Anniversary To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is igniting a people’s debate: UN75. Launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, it promises to be the…

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Podcast On Racism: Every Third Afro-European Have Been Confronted With Hate Crime

The past few weeks we have seen a movement rise with mass protests kick starting in the US, after the killing of George Floyd. In the wake of his death, there have been ripple effects across the world. Europe wakes up again. ‘The issue has been slumbering in the debate, the past 10-15 years’, says Morten Kjaerum, Director of the Raoul…

Now is When We Negotiate Our Common Future

Maria Green, Visting Professor, Human Rights and Development, on Covid-19 and our future.  Last week I wrote a post about human rights and the Covid-19 response. It was geared towards public decision-makers of good will who are grappling with the sudden changes that the pandemic has brought upon our various societies. Now I am writing…

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COVID-19: Health or Privacy. Do We Have to Choose?

This blog post considers human rights dimensions in regard to GDPR and privacy, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Written by Adjunct Professor Katrin Nyman Metcalf, Department of Law, School of Business and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Senior Legal Expert, Estonian eGovernance Academy In popular debate as well as academia, there are…