The Harvard Human Rights Journal’s second interview is with Milburn Line, executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. Director Line has more than 15 years of experience working with communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guatemala, Colombia, and other nations. HHRJ spoke with Line about […]
Harvard Human Rights Journal continues its conversation with Pakistani legal scholar Osama Siddique. This week, Osama Siddique attempts to place the debate over the Pakistani blasphemy laws within the larger framework of free speech, and provides some concluding thoughts. Part IV is available HERE. Interviewer: James Tager, J.D. ‘13 In your work, you mention your […]
On January 28, 2011, Egypt’s President, Hosni Mubarak, took the drastic and unprecedented step of shutting off the Internet for five days across an entire nation. His reason for doing so was simple: to halt the flow of communication and coordinated assembly taking place over social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter. That Mubarak took […]
The Ladies in White, also known as “Las Damas de Blanco,” are a dissident group of women in Cuba who engage in forms of civil disobedience in opposition to Fidel and Raul Castro’s regime. The Ladies organized in 2003, after their loved ones were unjustly incarcerated for political dissidence. On March 17, 2010, one of […]
This article discusses the human rights obligations of corporations that operate in bilateral zones of conflict. It analyzes the commercial activity of Israeli corporations in the Palestinian Gaza Strip from within the framework of the evolving jurisprudence on the human rights obligations of corporations. In recent years, greater attention has been paid to the role […]
In 2007, after more than 20 years of exhaustive negotiations, drafts and re-drafts between indigenous groups and member states, the United Nations (“UN”) finally adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“Declaration”) by an overwhelming majority.