Articles Tagged with the word ‘Rights’
13 May 2013
Last year’s brutal attack against a young woman in Delhi caused a worldwide outcry, igniting calls for changes in women’s rights. Lorenza Bacino examines what progress is being made in India, and the obstacles it faces
20 Dec 2012
Bolivia has enacted new legislation conferring rights on the natural world, elaborating on and fully enshrining the principles set out in a ‘short law’ passed in December 2010
16 Jun 2012
The United Nations has set new guidelines for giving marginalised people access to land, fisheries and forests
07 Dec 2010
The wild law movement in the UK has been gathering momentum over the past six years. Melanie Strickland reviews recent developments
07 Dec 2010
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has called for an Environmental Rights Watchdog to help communities fight to protect their local environment
14 Sep 2010
In Liverpool's John Moores University a new Masters Degree in Human Rights and Responsibilities will commence this September
02 Mar 2010
Both Graca Machel and her husband, Nelson Mandela, have been crowned 'Heroes' in a vote cast by seven million children from across the world.
11 Mar 2009
Polly Higgins, a barrister and environmentalist, tells us it is high time we addressed the rights of the planet.
10 Mar 2009
The Emergency Congress heard speaker after speaker declare, that it was no time for 'business as usual' but more an opportunity for fundamental change.
02 Jul 2008
Students from Envision London got together at the Houses of Parliament for a youth debate with the Equaities and Human Rights Commission.
30 Apr 2008
In their Mission Statement the Earth Rights Institute state that they are dedicated to securing a culture of peace and justice by establishing dynamic worldwide networks of persons of goodwill and special skill, promoting policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources, and building ecological communities.
09 Oct 2007
Indigenous Peoples around the world are celebrating the UN GeneralAssembly's approval of the Declaration on the Rights of IndigenousPeoples.
28 Feb 2003
Mary Robinson, the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights has endorsed the idea that a legal right to a safe environment should be given the same status as the UN Declaration on Human Rights.