448. THE CURRENT OVERRELIANCE ON PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT AS A KEY INSTRUMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS IS MISPLACED AND RIGHTFULLY GENERATES DISTRUST. (Carlos Lopez) [Part 1 of 2] »

“I am deeply wary of CEOs who claim to be guided by a moral compass, because they ultimately only navigate waters their shareholders Read more…

447. OF YET MORE ON POWER, POLITICS, POLITICIANS AND HUMAN RIGHTS. (Part 2 of 2) »

Politics and politicians without ideas stimulate corruption* (Revista Primera Piedra, Chile)

Not being facetious, are the political ideas of certain corrupt politicians soluble Read more…

446. OF YET MORE ON POWER, POLITICS, POLITICIANS AND HUMAN RIGHTS. (Part 1 of 2) »

The more unequal the power imbalance the greater the oppression and the greater the abuses of human rights

Power dresses up with Read more…

445. IN OUR NEOLIBERAL WORLD, FITTING-IN IS TO BE WELL ADJUSTED TO INJUSTICE. (Cornel West) »

Neoliberalism should not be separated from a more general understanding of capitalism

-The notion that free markets are the most efficient and Read more…

444. HUMAN RIGHTS: COMPLIANCE OR DEFIANCE? »

-Just as even the most determined athlete cannot overcome the limits of the human body, we cannot escape the limits of our moral Read more…

443. APPLYING THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK IS NOT ‘A’ DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVE; IT IS ‘THE’ ROAD TO AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. (PHM Latin America) »

A bit of history: Human rights from then to now

1. Powerful barons in the year 1215 (the Year of the Magna Carta), Read more…

442. THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRATIC CONTROL AND THE PROTECTION OF COLLECTIVE HUMAN RIGHTS INTERESTS CALLS FOR FAIRER HISTORICAL TOOLS OF ANALYSIS, TOOLS THAT RESPECT, PROTECT AND FULFIL THESE INTERESTS. »

-The world we know today is merely a story someone has told us, but it is not the true story we need to Read more…

441. GLOBAL HEALTH, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CHALLENGES OF NEOLIBERAL POLICIES. »

[Taken and only slightly adapted from Global Health, Human Rights and Challenges of Neoliberal Policies by Audrey Chapman, Cambridge University Press, 2016]

Mea Read more…

440. HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM IS A WAY OF BEING, NOT A DISCIPLINE. »

-The struggle against inequality, against human rights violations and against poverty calls for activists willing to struggle for life. -Without conflict there is Read more…

439. THE UNITED NATIONS APPROACH TO HUMAN RIGHTS IS IN NEED OF A PARADIGM SHIFT. »

1. Specialized UN agencies are supposed to take international action for the achievement of the human rights (HR) recognized in UN covenants. With Read more…