Recent Human Rights Articles

The UHRSN Human Rights Blog seeks to amplify the voices of the young Human Rights student and alumni Generation by fostering a global dialogue combining critical research, journalism and student activism.

Let the fairytale start

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Evelyn Mansutti and Ashura Kayupayupa discuss ‘Let the Fairytale Start,’ a fundraising campaign Evelyn initiated to support a day care centre in the Phillipines. Evelyn is a second-year student of Vienna MA in Human Rights at the University of Vienna. She is interested in early childhood education and women’ s rights in the Philippines. Host Ashura Kayupayupa has a law background from ...

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Making the journey to the fortress of Europe

This is the true story of my friend O. from the Gambia, who was able to reach the fortress of Europe after a year-and-a-half-long journey. I have known O. as a good and honest friend since 2011, when I went to Gambia for 7 months for an internship. I was working for a USAID-funded NGO called Hands on Care, which offered clinical ...

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Syrian Refugees: A Plea for Humaneness

‘Because humaneness, one can understand, is not welcome in this land and, therefore, [it] decided to emigrate.’ Sadly, Konstantin Wecker’s lines seem to be timeless and transcend borders. I was obligated to complete an Internship within the framework of my studies in human rights at the University of Vienna. My Internship took place at Amnesty International Austria. My adviser is in charge ...

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Google Glass ’ impact on people’s right to privacy

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On April 2013, Google introduced its much talked about product named “Google Glass” to the United States (US). Google Glass, which was released to the world in May 2014, almost one year after its first appearance, is an eyewear technology that encapsulates all the features of a modern computer inside a pair of eyeglasses (Phoenix, 2014).as The videos “Project Glass: one Day…” ...

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The CREAN Conference on Children’s Rights to Non-Discrimination

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The 2nd CREAN Conference, entitled “Children’s Rights to Non-Discrimination” took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 4th and 5th December 2014. It was organised by the Siauliai University and the Mykolas Romeris University, two partners of the Children’s Rights Erasmus Academic Network (CREAN), and was held at the Lithuanian Parliament in Vilnius. As it has always been one of the objectives of the ...

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Marrakesh at the heart of the 2nd World Human Rights Forum (27 – 30 November 2014)


Marrakesh, the red city, was proud to serve as the world Human Rights capital during four days, welcoming around 7000 participants from 94 countries.[1] Organized under the patronage of his Majesty the King Mohammed VI, the 2nd edition of the World Human Rights Forum brought together local, regional and international NGOs, UN agencies, governments, national human rights institutions, political leaders, international organisations, ...

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‘Migrants Matter’ – Behind the scenes!

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The Birth of Migrants Matter It all started in Venice, in a classroom full of students from all over the world. It was the 3rd of October 2013 and news of the shipwreck close to the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which cost the lives of over 360 migrants from Libya, had shocked us. As students of human rights, coming from different ...

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