Human rights advocacy: enhanced vision and newfound optics

Human rights advocacy: enhanced vision and newfound optics By Sam Dipnall One of the first French terms I learnt in my travels abroad is avocat. Its one of the translations available for "a lawyer." Despite my command of French growing slowly, like my front lawn in the heat of summer, a newfound love for this … Continue reading Human rights advocacy: enhanced vision and newfound optics

The Council, The Dialectic, That final scene from Blues Brothers

These views are my own and are not necessarily shared by the International Service for Human Rights. After a good month of human rights haggling in March at the 28th Human Rights Council – all of which was new to me like a babe to new light – much has already been said and written … Continue reading The Council, The Dialectic, That final scene from Blues Brothers

Defending the defenders

This is my first blog entry. It and the ones that follow will contain reflections and questions emanating from my 4-month internship at the International Service for Human Rights (Geneva). I hope not simply to engage in reportage here, but to use this forum to think more deeply about human rights, the mechanisms designed to protect them and, perhaps … Continue reading Defending the defenders