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    This alien legacy: the origins of ‘sodomy’ laws in British colonialism

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    Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions

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    Terrorism entails horrifying acts, often resulting in terrible losses of human life. Governments have a duty under international human rights law to take reasonable measures to protect people within their jurisdictions from acts of violence. When crimes are committed, governments also have a duty to carry out impartial investigations, to identify those responsible, and to prosecute suspects before independent courts. These obligations require ensuring fairness and due process in investigations and prosecutions, as well as humane treatment of those in custody

    War and peace: the ANZAC spirit and human rights

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    A series of papers given by the various speakers at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s War and Peace: The Anzac spirit and human rights 2014 seminar. Summary Every year around Anzac Day, Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought in all wars and conflicts over the last 100 years. As the national human rights institutions of Australia and New Zealand we wanted to mark the anniversary of the start of the First World War by examining the relationship between the Anzac spirit and the evolution of international human rights.   We therefore convened a seminar on the 1st of May 2014 that examined the following questions: What was it that New Zealanders and Australians believed they were fighting for during the First World War? Is it merely a romantic myth that the Anzacs fought for individual freedom and liberty against the threat of national aggrandisement and racial superiority? Was it a war of ideas between the individualist democratic enlightened French and English tradition and the German heroic ideal of sacrifice for the common good? In short, did such lofty ideas as liberty really stimulate the Anzac bravery in a conflict that was so many thousands of miles from us? How did the Anzac experiences from 1914-18 shape and articulate the global human rights based regime that we have 100 years later in the 21st Century?       &nbsp

    Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Saudi Arabia

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    Mwatana Organization for Human Rights (Mwatana) and the Columbia Law SchoolHuman Rights Clinic (the Clinic) jointly submit this report to inform the examinationof Saudi Arabia during its Universal Periodic Review. This submission focuses oninternational human rights and humanitarian law concerns related to Saudi Arabia’sinvolvement in the war in Yemen

    Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Yemen

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    Mwatana for Human Rights (Mwatana), the Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic (the clinic), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) submit this report to inform the examination of Yemen during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This submission focuses on international human rights and humanitarian law violations by the Government of Yemen and by the armed group Ansar Allah (the Houthis)

    Saudi Arabia Must be Held to Account for Human Rights Violations in Yemen

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    SANA’A and NEW YORK CITY (May 21, 2018) – The international community must scrutinize Saudi Arabia’s military operation in Yemen, and urge Saudi Arabia to cease its relentless bombing campaign and devastating restrictions on aid and access to healthcare, said the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic in a new report submitted to the United Nations for the UN’s review of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record
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