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A human rights-based response to the Rohingya crisis

I joined the Bangladesh Human Rights Commission in a fact-finding visit, and arriving in the refugee camps, the scale of the crisis is immediately apparent.  


Fighting impunity for human rights abuses

Ensuring accountability for violations in the Central African Republic through the Special Criminal Court  


Transitional justice



Seven reasons why rule of law matters for peace

UNDP has been working to build peace in over 40 crisis-affected countries through our Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights.  



Rule of Law- A key pillar in the UN’s efforts to prevent conflict and sustain peace

The high level plenary of the UNDP Annual Rule of Law Meeting outlined priorities for how best to support the rule of law and human rights within the Sustaining Peace agenda, and reflected on…  


Thirteen years of conflicts and serious human rights violations documented in the Central African Republic

The report, which documents 620 cases of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, recommends ways to initiate the process of transitional justice and…  


No time to lose

Every 18 seconds, someone dies of tuberculosis (TB). In the time it takes you read this blog, 12 people will have lost their lives to TB. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has set ambitious…  


Why we must fight harder for the rights of young women and girls

In her 2013 memoir, activist Malala Yousafzai recounts a moment that changes not only the course of her destiny but that of many other young girls across the world. On a trip in northwest Pakistan,…  

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