You may not have heard of Hersch Lauterpacht before, but if – like us – you value the idea of universal human rights, then his legacy is really worth learning about. Fiercely committed … Continued
Author: Karina Weller
Understanding human rights can be a bit of a nightmare. In fact, ‘what are human rights’ is one of the most commonly Googled questions about our rights.
Human rights can be tricky, so it’s no surprise a lot of us turn to the internet for answers. After all, that’s the reason RightsInfo exists.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is one of three documents that make up the International Bill of Rights, together with the Universal Declaration on Human Rights … Continued
The anniversary of Victory in Europe marks a time of remembrance for those who lost their lives during the Second World War (WWII). In its aftermath, the world united to make … Continued
Magna Carta was accepted by King John of England in 1215 and granted certain rights to English noblemen.
23 February 2017 marks the fifty-eight year anniversary of the first session of the European Court of Human Rights. It has dealt with over 20,000 cases and protects over 800 million people. … Continued
Sixty-six years ago today, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was signed by the United Kingdom and ten other countries. The ECHR is an international treaty which the United … Continued
This week, we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials by sharing a film produced by Masters students at Met Film School in association with RightsInfo. The film follows David Maxwell … Continued
Sixty-eight years ago, Eleanor Roosevelt gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on the preparation of an International Bill of Rights. One of the core documents which forms … Continued