Beyond Celebration – The Search for Possible Pathways in the Protection of LGBTQI+ Rights

COMMENT Isabelle Zundel 23 December 2021 It’s international human rights month! For sure, this is a reason to celebrate the hard-fought advancements of the last decades as well as the resultant international legal framework that aims to promote and protect human rights all over the world. However, it also opens up the possibility to have…

Curbing Illicit Financial Flows for Realization of the Right to Development in Burundi

ANALYSIS Ange-Dorine Irakoze 23 December 2021 Illicit financial flows (IFFs) are an international concern since they are inimical to the right to development provided in the UDHR, ICCPR and ICSECR. (1)  Further, IFFs run afoul the spirit of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development 1986, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and UN Sustainable…

Women and their Access to Land – Gender Discrimination in Rwanda’s Land Law

ANALYSIS Lisa Strube 10 December 2021 In Rwanda, great progress has been made in recent years, especially in the area of gender discrimination policy. When it comes to land rights, however, gender discrimination still poses a problem. If we look at Rwandan land law, we realize that land ownership was predominantly reserved for men in…