Marcia Kran elected to UN Human Rights Committee

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We are delighted to announce that Marcia Kran, the IWRP Senior Advisor on International Human Rights law, has been elected to the UN Human Rights Committee. She is the first Canadian to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in more than a decade. In her new role, the lawyer and former international civil […]

UN Report: Compendium of Good Practices

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IWRP is working with the Women’s Human Rights Institute and the Due Diligence project for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women In Law and in Practice to produce a Compendium of “good practices” in eliminating discrimination and empowering women. The report will focus on the processes by which laws that support women’s equality and […]

Dr. Elizabeth Bruch publishes new book

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We are very pleased to announce that our International Advisory Committee member Dr. Elizabeth Bruch of the University of Washington Tacoma, USA has published a new book entitled “Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention: Law and Practice in the Field” (Routledge, 2016).  Here’s a link: https://www.routledge.com/Human-Rights-and-Humanitarian-Intervention-Law-and-Practice-in-the-Field/Bruch/p/book/9781138190559 Human rights, peacekeeping, and humanitarian intervention have emerged in the past decades as important […]

Marcia Kran nominated to UNHRC

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The IWRP is extremely proud to announce that Marcia Kran, our Senior Adviser on International Human Rights Law, has been nominated by Canada to the United Nations Human Rights Committee! Click here to download pdf announcement.

UNESCO Report “Monitoring global water with a gender perspective” launched at COP 21

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We are very pleased to announce that the UNESCO report, “Monitoring global water with a gender perspective” has had its official launch at the COP21 in Paris. IWRP was a contributor to the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme’s work on the “Sex-disaggregated indicators for water assessment, monitoring and reporting” which can be found here http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/about-us/single-view/news/monitoring_global_water_with_a_gender_perspective/#.Vm9ic3grLIW