Public Policy

Topic for next year’s United Nations Forum on Minority Issues has been announced

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The topic for next year’s United Nations Forum on Minority Issues (UNFMI) has been announced as “the 30th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the rights of persons belonging to minorities.” This […]

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Public Policy

Adding value to human rights using budget analysis

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Budget analysis can benefit human rights work. However, there are many human rights organizations around the world which are not using this important tool.    First, budget analysis can help human rights […]

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Human Rights

Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2021

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You may nominate someone you know fits the description below:  Dear Madam, I have the pleasure to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 edition of the Václav Havel Human Rights […]

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Public Policy

Using budget analysis to advance human rights

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There is a lot that we applied budget analysts and human rights advocates can do to ensure our people enjoy their rights. Budget analysis can play a key role in advancing economic, […]

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Human Rights

origins of economic, social and cultural rights

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Many people refer to economic, social and cultural rights as the “second generation” rights.  The French and American rights declarations provided for the right to form trade unions, safe labor conditions and […]

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Human Rights

Economic, social and cultural rights for human dignity

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No human right can be realized in isolation. That is why we say that human rights are indivisible. The right to life for all people requires that the duty bearer takes the […]

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Human Rights

USA strikes off Cameroon from AGOA over human rights violations

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The United States of America is cutting trade ties with Cameroon over allegations of human rights violations. The Cameroonian security forces is accused of violating people’s rights. In February, the US also […]

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advocacy

There is a close relationship between human rights and budgets

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Currently reading the book: Dignity County: A guide to using budget analysis to advance human rights.  I had love to read more and more books in 2020 on the relationship between human […]

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News

Corporate Capture definition

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In a few days’ time I will be attending a workshop in Israel on corporate capture- a very serious issue which is affecting human rights and how public institutions work.   Corporate capture […]

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Mining

Human rights standards

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Human rights standards When speaking about business and human rights, we refer to all types of businesses and not just the larger businesses. The following are some of the existing human rights […]

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Education / Uncategorized

Is education a right or a privilege?

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Is education a right or a privilege? Jose Nino, a writer and human rights activist from Venezuela has written a great article on education on Mises Wire arguing on whether education is […]

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Human Rights

Open Letter to Mombasa County Residents

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Open Letter to Mombasa County Residents I’ve penned a touching open letter to Mombasa County citizens. It’s published on Hakijamii Blog where we’ll be sharing ideas, analyses, insights and data on the […]

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development finance

The Official Opening of ACCA General Assembly

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The Official Opening of ACCA General Assembly African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) is holding its general assembly between 14th – 16th November 2017. The assembly is taking place at Farm Inn […]

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Human Rights / international development association / Mining / World Bank

My Crazy Reading List of the week

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My Crazy Reading List of the week This week I’ve made a resolution to read intensively on the topics listed below. I’m going to read each and every document listed below and […]

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Public Policy

Tanzanian exile Abdulrazak Gurnah, 73, wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Abdulrazak Gurnah, 72, is the Nobel laureate in Literature. He is Emeritus Professor of English and postcolonial literature at University of Kent.    Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature […]

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Public Policy

Allocation for Big Four Agenda in Kenya in 2019/2020 Budget

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All the Big Four Agenda in Kenya were allocated a total of Ksh. 450.9 billion. 1.0 Universal Health Care Coverage (UHC) 47.8 billon was allocated to UHC Scaling UHC to all counties […]

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