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Accountability in the post-2015 agenda: from the known to the unknown

A common mantra in educational theory is ‘moving from the known to the unknown’. Popularised by psychologist Herbert Spencer it posits that, in approaching a complex subject, individuals are largely influenced by what is already known to them from experience of their immediate environment. 772 more words

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Owning a Dog in Iran = 74 Lashes

This could have been funny if it were not sad: Dog owners in Iran are liable to receive 74 lashes.

Here’s what the law says: “Anyone who walks or plays with animals such as dogs or monkeys in public places will damage Islamic culture, as well as the hygiene and peace of others, especially women and children”.  109 more words

Larijani's speech at UPR nominated for Oscar

Viewing Javad Larijani’s speech at the Universal Periodic Review is not easy to do – Iran’s Human Rights chief filled his speech with self-righteousness, generalizations and justifications coming off as if there are no human rights problems in Iran…at all. 853 more words

Iran's Human Rights Problem? Find out on October 31st at UPR of Iran.

Year after year the accusations against the regime in Iran for systematically abusing human rights are met with fervent denial and accusations of unfairness. The human rights activists within and outside Iran shout “foul” and the Iranian leadership shouts “foul” right back reminding one of a conversation by two deaf, dumb and blind people. 632 more words


Call for Consultancy to conduct Mid Term review for the Gender Consortium Strategic Plan

The Gender Consortium under the auspices of CANGO will conduct a Mid-Term Review and Advocacy Strategy Action Plan & Training on the implementation of International & Human Rights Obligations (UPR & CEDAW) & Sexual Offences & Domestic Violence Bill 2009 Advocacy Plan of Action… 782 more words

Última Función Los Menecmos, dirigida por Dean Zayas en UPR

Los Menecmos de Plauto bajo la dirección de Dean Zayas del 9 al 19 de octubre de 2014, 8:00 p.m. El colectivo Estudiantes del Teatro Universitario presenta en octubre, libre de costo y al aire libre, la comedia Los Menecmos de Plauto, dando así inicio al ciclo de representaciones teatrales del Departamento de Drama del Recinto de Rio Piedras de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. 102 more words

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Five states commit to advancing justice through ICC at UN Human Rights Council

Thanks in part to our advocacy efforts at the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), five states have made public commitments to incorporate the Rome Statute into their domestic legal codes, allowing for full cooperation with the ICC and national investigation and prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. 340 more words