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Regarding Rights: Torture admission by USA at UN treaty body review

06 January 2015

Cynthia Banham writes about the USA appearing before the UN Committee Against Torture and admitting to the use of torture as a matter of policy after 11 September 2001.

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2014 Tunisian elections - closing the credibility gap

17 December 2014

According to veteran electoral administrator Michael Maley, elections are the biggest logistical events of peacetime. 

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Christian Downie on UN climate resolution in Lima

16 December 2014

The United Nations climate change talks will not save the planet by themselves, but they put important pressure on every nation to do its part writes RegNet Visiting Fellow, Dr Christian Downie.

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Regarding Rights: Fighting government surveillance with industry transparency reports

11 December 2014

Natasha Tusikov from the Baldy Centre for Law and Social Policy, State University of Buffalo (SUNY), poses important questions about the growing number of transparency reports published by internet firms in the wake of revelations about National Security Agency surveillance leaked by Edward Snowden .

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Regarding Rights: UNHCR launches 10 year campaign to eradicate statelessness

24 November 2014

Christoph Sperfeldt reports on the launching of a 10-year campaign to eradicate statelessness by the year 2024 by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Regarding Rights blog - De facto immunity for Kenyan President?

14 November 2014

Rosemary Gray provides an update on the International Criminal Court proceedings against Kenyan politicians for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during Kenya’s 2007-08 post-election violence.

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Regarding Rights blog: Corporate gatekeepers on the internet

14 November 2014

Natasha Tusikov discusses the regulatory and surveillance practices of some of the largest U.S.-based Internet companies.

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Regarding Rights: The politics of Australian asylum and border policy

17 October 2014

Jonathan Kent writes about the challenges ahead for the Australian government’s asylum and border policy.

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Clarke Jones on ABC Radio National Sunday Extra: 'War of Ideas'

30 September 2014

RegNet Visiting Fellow Dr Clarke Jones was part of a panel discussing the topic ‘War of ideas’.

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Regarding Rights: Human Rights concerns over reinstated PNG death penalty

26 September 2014

Betheli O’Carroll reports on legislation amended in Papua New Guinea that extends the death penalty to cover more criminal offences despite studies showing that the death penalty does not act as a deterrent to crime.

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