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The factual backdrop for human rights protection and development agendas

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The UN Human Rights Office has spent the past several years researching, consulting and now implementing a range of statistical indicators to assist in measuring progress in realizing human rights. The indicators have been adopted in several countries in a number of situations, including in the reform of judicial systems, in measuring the rights of indigenous communities, the rights of persons with disabilities, the success of national human rights institutions and in mainstreaming human rights in national development planning.

At the launch of “Human Rights Indicators: A Guide to Measurement and Implementation”, in Geneva, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay,  said its publication was in response to a “longstanding demand that we develop and deploy appropriate statistical indicators in furthering the cause of human rights.” Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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El Tratado sobre Comercio de Armas se abre a la firma de los países

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03 de junio, 2013 — Más de sesenta países de todo el mundo estamparon hoy su firma en el Tratado sobre Comercio de Armas, que adoptó por mayoría la Asamblea General de la ONU el pasado 2 de abril.

Ese protocolo, que fue aprobado con 154 votos a favor, 3 en contra y 23 abstenciones, reconoce el derecho de los Estados a la defensa individual y colectiva.

A la vez, establece un conjunto de normas que regulan el comercio de armas convencionales, municiones y también de piezas y componentes de esos artefactos, para contribuir a la paz y la seguridad.

El Tratado entrará en vigor 90 días después de que sea ratificado por medio centenar de países, aunque los países firmantes pueden decidir aplicar algunos aspectos del mismo sin esperar a ese plazo. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

2013 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, 28-30 August, Medellín, Colombia

The United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Government of Colombia will co-host the first Regional Forum on business and human rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held on 28-30 August 2013 in Medellín, Colombia.

The forum provides a multi-stakeholder regional platform for constructive dialogue on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Participants will include representatives from global, regional and domestic businesses, industry associations, Governments, international and regional bodies, trade unions, civil society, national human rights institutions and other stakeholders. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Evolving Trends in the International Protection of Human Rights

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El Heidelberg Center in Chile organiza un seminario sobre derechos humanos con un tema de derecho internacional económico: Human Rights and the WTO. Fecha limité de postulación: 6 de agosto 2013. El seminario tendrá lugar del 12 al 23 de agosto en Santiago de Chile.

 

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Fuente: Red Latinoamericana de Derecho Económico

Reflexiones En Torno a La Protección De Los Derechos Humanos Desde La Perspectiva Del Derecho Ambiental Internacional (Reflections on the Protection of Human Rights from the Perspective of International Environmental Law)

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Carlos Justo Bruzón
Universidad de Granma

Alcides Francisco Antunez Sanchez
Universidad de Granma

December 28, 2012

Justicia Ambiental, Vol. 4, December 2012

Abstract:

El presente artículo aborda, de manera general, algunos aspectos relacionados con la protección internacional de los derechos humanos y los derechos ambientales en particular, a partir de la configuración del Derecho Ambiental Internacional, sus principales retos y perspectivas y su papel complementario de las normas jurídicas internas en materia medioambiental. Se analizan elementos relacionados con la regulación normativa convencional de las principales problemáticas globales que ponen en peligro al medio ambiente, como concepto amplio, y su carácter protector en torno a los derechos humanos en su proceso de evolución. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Global Poverty and the Right to Development in International Law

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Patrick Macklem

University of Toronto – Faculty of Law

April 22, 2013

Abstract:
This Article advances an account of the right to development as a legal instrument that holds the international legal order accountable for its role in the production and reproduction of global poverty. It first distinguishes moral conceptions of human rights, as instruments that protect universal features of humanity, from legal conceptions, which tie their existence to their specification in international instruments promulgated in compliance with international legal norms governing the creation of legal rights and obligations. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

Towards a Framework Convention on Global Health: A Transformative Agenda for Global Health Justice

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Lawrence O. Gostin
Georgetown University – Law Center – O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Eric Friedman
Georgetown University Law Center – O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

2013

Yake Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, Vol. 13, pp. 1-75, 2013
Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-054

Abstract:
International law has responded weakly to the inequities in health care, public health, and the broader determinates of health that collectively cause the greatest loss of lives and human potential every year. Approximately one-third of global deaths can be attributed to enduring and unconscionable inequities. Despite significant progress in improving global health over the past several decades, these inequities persist. Current global governance for health is inadequate to the task of resolving these inequities, from lack of accountability and enforcement to inadequate funding and the absence of leadership required to respond to the threats to health that arise from other sectors. The risk of a persisting global health underclass looms large. Leer el resto de esta entrada »