Why every aspiring lawyer should study human rights law – The Guardian

The GuardianWhy every aspiring lawyer should study human rights lawThe GuardianIt's often wrongly assumed that human rights law is specifically for those who want careers in human rights – of whom there aren't many. But in an increasingly globalised world, individuals can seek to have international human rights law apply to their …

Civil Society Freedoms Merit Role in Post-2015 Development Agenda (Inter Press service)

In this column, Mandeep Tiwana, a lawyer specialising in human rights and civil society issues and Head of Policy and Research at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, reports that civil society groups are facing increasing challenges as they seek to assume their rightful role as partners in development. He calls on civil society around the world to remain vigilant and act collectively to ensure that the fundamental rights of freedom of expression, association and assembly are protected.

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Birmingham: Human rights lawyers threatens to take legal …

Purisima, Napeñas face suit over deaths of 44 SAF men

A self-styled human rights lawyer has filed at the Office of the Ombudsman a complaint seeking to hold liable resigned Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and relieved Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas for the deaths of the 44 SAF commandos in a mission to get an international terrorist on Jan. 25.