FLIA’s strength in human rights-related projects lies in our leading experts on the topic and our global research team, which especially includes a wide range of young professionals with creative research methods and comparative views. The human rights projects at FLIA cover academic research, courses, educational programs, and various online and offline events.
Based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence, human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.
By putting victims and their dignity first, transitional justice signals the way forward for a renewed commitment to make sure ordinary citizens are safe in their own countries – safe from the abuses of their own authorities and effectively protected from violations by others.
Conflict and Peace
Conflict and peace studies entails understanding the concept of peace which is defined as political condition that ensures justice and social stability through formal and informal institutions, practices, and norms.
Women's Human Rights
For many years women’s rights movements have fought hard to address this inequality, campaigning to change laws or taking to the streets to demand their rights are respected. And new movements have flourished in the digital age, such as the #MeToo campaign which highlights the prevalence of gender-based violence and sexual harassment.
Business and Human Rights
The actions of business enterprises can affect people's enjoyment of their human rights either positively or negatively. Indeed, experience shows that enterprises can and do infringe human rights where they are not paying sufficient attention to this risk.
Human Rights and Global Civics
Global civics proposes to understand civics in a global sense as a social contract among all world citizens in an age of interdependence and interaction. The disseminators of the concept define it as the notion that we have certain rights and responsibilities towards each other by the mere fact of being human on Earth.
Featured Human Rights Projects
In the last decade, several reports and accounts claiming the plight of the Uyghur community in the Xinjiang province of China have been brought to light resulting in the numerous albeit piecemeal efforts of the international human rights community. The World Uyghur Congress together with international civil society has been instrumental in rallying British citizens for instituting the“UK Tribunal To Investigate China’s Alleged Genocide And Crimes Against Humanity Against Uyghur, Kazakh And Other Turkic Muslim Populations.” While denying all allegations the Chinese authorities have termed these efforts as fake news and propaganda. FLIA Scholars made the efforts to discover the insights and views of scholars towards this Peoples Tribunal – its legitimacy, role and functions and operations and analyzes the information discovered. It does this through publicly available literature to spotlight the current scholarly discourse on the subject.
Recent Human Rights Projects at FLIA
- The Legality of State Department Report on China and Uyghur Tribunal
- Strategies for Embedding Remedial Mechanisms Downstream in Global Supply Chains -- Submission to the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
- Joint Submission by FLIA and the Coalition for Peace and Ethics on the Themes for the First Session of the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law
- Conflict and Peace
- Transnational Justice
- Women's Human Rights
- Human Rights and Negotiation
- Side event for the First Session of the UN Forum on Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law, Geneva, November 2016
- International Conference: Socio-Economic Rights and Global Orders – China’s Challenges, Opportunities and Contributions, Beijing, October 2015
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