On Friday, Feb. 21 the Human Rights Brief hosted the symposium: "Deprived of Human Rights: Conditions of Confinement of Marginalized Adults and Children.” Read more
Around the world, people are calling on states to better protect human rights. Most states are a party to at least one of the major human rights treaties; however, all states also have serious human rights violations occurring within their borders. Meanwhile, a global pandemic continues to expose inequalities in our systems, and a reckoning of racial tensions has reverberated with communities around the world. As we reflect on 2020, we also look forward -- how do we use existing legal mechanisms to effectively protect human rights? What new mechanisms need to be created?
This year has been one of transformation. At the Human Rights Brief, we have taken this opportunity to reflect upon our own processes and goals in order to better support our student staff and be a resource to the human rights community. We could not have gone through this process without our incredibly visionary and talented Editorial Board, and all of our student editors and staff have been instrumental in making this change. We hope you find the ideas in this issue as encouraging and thought-provoking as we have. We shall continue to advocate for a world where states protect every individual's human rights and we thank you for your continued support.
To read more, click here for Volume 24, Issue 2 (Winter 2020).