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How human rights can guide the way forward

By David Griffiths, Director of the Office of the Secretary General at Amnesty International 27 July 2020 (from Amnesty International) Most leaders know instinctively that they should never let a good crisis go to waste, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. When the public health emergency gives way to the looming economic crisis, leaders …

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The Long Arc of Human Rights

A Case for Optimism By Caroline Bettinger-López May/June 2018 (from Foreign Affairs)   Does fighting for human rights actually make a difference? Scholars, policymakers, lawyers, and activists have asked that question ever since the contemporary human rights movement emerged after World War II. At any given moment, headlines supply plenty of reasons for skepticism. Today, …

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