Volker Türk's Inextinguishable Belief in Human Rights
Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: China Attacks Western Norms as a Cold War Debate Re-ignites in Geneva
Beyond geopolitical and material confrontations, an ideological battle dating back to the Cold War is being re-ignited over the universality of human rights and their implementation.
Remembering Stéphane Hessel
"Human rights are universal and indivisible because they are the very foundation of our humanity."
A tense moment for International Geneva—but also a faint hope, as informal spaces still allow dialogue with Russia
The West’s resolve has, for now, been reinforced. But so has that of China, Russia, and their allies, bent on seizing the moment to their advantage.
#109 The G|O Briefing, September 15, 2022
INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WITH RUSSIA STILL HAPPENING IN GENEVA | ARE THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE COLLECTIVELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAR?
A blistering report and a new challenge for Geneva—how to deal with it?
Finally released by the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, just a few minutes before leaving office at midnight yesterday (August 31), the long-awaited report from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is damning.
#107 The G|O Briefing, September 1, 2022
A few minutes before midnight, a blistering report on China from the UN human rights office. But what next? — The Earth burns; UN lawyers fiddle
THE GENEVA OBSERVER