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Naing Ko Ko on Myanmar entering 'mortal combat' on corruption

10 September 2014

In two recent opinion pieces in The Nation and The Myanmar Times, RegNet PhD scholar Naing Ko Ko looks at the launch of the Myanmar corruption commission, identifying five steps necessary to create

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Regarding Rights blog - Tainted UN Peacekeepers: Reportage from the Ground

29 August 2014

Mandira Sharma, Ingrid Massage, Suhas Chakma, Ben Schonveld and Kathryn Johnson report that here have been consistent reports of serious rights violations—in particular sexual exploitation and abuses — by peacekeepers.

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Regarding Rights: Making reparation for Khmer Rouge crimes at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

26 August 2014

Cheryl White delves into the Khmer Rouge trials and the part these trials may play giving new hope to victims of crimes in contexts where previously the hope of a meaningful remedy had been lost.

Aerial view of Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan (Image: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development, flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Sharon Friel on climate change widening the social and health gap

15 August 2014

Climate projections suggest that, thanks to human activity, we will likely see an increase in extreme weather events, disruptions to agriculture, loss of livelihoods and displacement of people.

CIGJ PhD Scholar Nara Ganbat wins Civil Society Scholar Award

12 August 2014

Congratulations to CIGJ PhD Scholar, Nara Ganbat, who has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Open Society Foundations: the Civil Society Scholarship. Nara's application was review

CIGJ PhD Candidate Cheryl White submits her PhD on Transitional Justice in Cambodia

07 August 2014

Congratulations to CIGJ PhD student Cheryl White, who has recently submitted her thesis on transitional justice in Cambodia.

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Regarding Rights: Equal freedom for all requires limiting freedom of expression

05 August 2014

Regarding Rights editor Dr Emma Larking takes a look at whether proposed amendments to the Racial Discrminiation Act will do anything to strengthen protection against racial discrimination.

Veronica Taylor and Imelda Deinla in Advance

09 July 2014

The Philippines is often seen as a democratic corner of Southeast Asia: authoritarian ex-military President Ferdinand Marcos was famously ousted through peaceful civilian protest in 1986 and Filipi

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Regarding Rights: Refugees and Transitional Justice in Liberia

07 July 2014

Jacqueline Parry spent five months in the field exploring how refugees interacted with the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as well as issues of transitional justice more broadly.

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Regarding Rights Blog

16 April 2014

Regarding Rights is a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.

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