Sunday, December 13, 2009
Indigenizing Intellectual Property Law: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, and the Protection of Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Identity, and Resources Danielle M. Conway Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2009, p.207
Protecting the Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions of Russia's "Numerically-Small" Indigenous Peoples: What Has Been Done, What Remains to Be Done Michael Newcity Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2009, p.357
The Cultural and Intellectual Property Interests of the Indigenous Peoples of Turkey and Iraq Hannibal Travis Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2009, p.415
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Human Rights Day 2009 on 10 December will focus on non-discrimination. “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. These first few famous words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights established 60 years ago the basic premise of international human rights law. Yet today, the fight against discrimination remains a daily struggle for millions around the globe.
“Our main objective is to help promote discrimination-free societies and a world of equal treatment for all,” says the High Commissioner who this year will mark Human Rights Day in South Africa.
She encourages people everywhere - including the UN family, governments, civil society, national human rights institutions, the media, educators, and individuals - to seize the opportunity of Human Rights Day 2009 to join hands to embrace diversity and end discrimination.
The realisation of all human rights - social, economic and cultural rights as well as civil and political rights – is hampered by discrimination. All too often, when faced with prejudice and discrimination, political leaders, governments and ordinary citizens are silent or complacent.
Yet everyone of us can make a difference. You are encouraged to celebrate Human Rights Day by advocating non-discrimination, organizing activities, raising awareness and reaching out to your local communities on 10 December and throughout 2010.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law CALL FOR PAPERS 2010 HUMAN RIGHTS ESSAY AWARD Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law American University Washington College of Law The Academy is proud to announce the topic of the 2010 Human Rights Essay Award. This year’s topic for the essay in English is: “The Rights of Freedom of Expression and International Human Rights Law”. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2010. About the Award This annual competition seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly works in international human rights law. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law grants two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Jury deciding the Award will be comprised of professionals with a recognized expertise in international human rights law. The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review. The Award in each case will consist of: * a scholarship to the 2010 Specialized Human Rights Program * travel expenses* to Washington D.C. * housing* at the university dorms * per diem for living expenses* for the three- week session *subject to restrictions Eligibility and Requirements · Participants may choose any subject related to the assigned topic: “The Rights of Freedom of Expression and International Human Rights Law”. · Candidates must hold a law degree. · Submissions must be unpublished legal papers in English, written solely by the candidate. · Articles must not exceed 35 pages, including footnotes, and must be double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font. · Articles must be submitted via email to email@example.com in Microsoft Word format. · The deadline to submit articles is February 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. EST. · Winners will be announced on April 1, 2010 on our website · A comprehensive list of rules is available at: www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy.hraward.cfm If you have questions please contact the Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at 202-274-4070 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 26, 2009
The course traces the conceptual, political and legal questions associated with the protection of minorities. Participants will debate the challenges of protecting "new" minorities (such as migrants) as opposed to "old" (autochtonous) minorities. Some topics addressed include rights related to religion, language, land, and education. Apply by 1 August 2009.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) releases its annual activity report for 2008
Publication of ECRI’s Annual Report
STRASBOURG, 02.06.2009: The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) releases its annual activity report for 2008. This Annual Report describes ECRI’s main activities in 2008 and also highlights the main trends with regard to the presence of racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance across Europe:
ECRI is an independent human rights body of the Council of Europe which monitors problems of racism and intolerance, prepares reports and issues recommendations to member states.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A partial set of reports from the 8th session of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, held 18-29 May, 2009 in New York, are available at this site: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/session_eighth.html
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Australia to Become Signatory to the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Posted: Friday, 13 March 2009, 9:56 (EST)
According to 2009 Australian of the Year, Professor Mick Dodson, the Rudd Government would reverse the position of the previous Howard administration to sign the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
After the Formal Apology to the Stolen Generations, the Federal Government has committed to establish and implement policies to reduce the gap between non-indigenous Australians and indigenous Australians.