Growing concern in the United States over the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) – a 1,172-mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline that will connect the Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois – has resulted in a...
26 September 2016
By Rebecca Adamson, Indigenous Economist, serial social entrepreneur, and trustee Calvert Social Investment Funds
This letter was originally published in the Financial Times (subscription needed).
Sir, We were intrigued to read your report, “Draghi makes appeal for those left behind” (September 14, subscription needed), on the speech by Mario Draghi, president...
20 September 2016
By Motoko Aizawa, Managing Director, IHRB USA, Daniel Bradlow, Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations, University of Pretoria
The #Brexit vote in the UK earlier this year, the rise of extreme populists in many parts of Europe and now the USA all pose a central challenge: How to convince people that complex problems need complex solutions? Building walls, leaving...
12 September 2016
By John Morrison, Chief Executive, IHRB
This commentary was originally published in the Myanmar Times.
Since Myanmar’s landmark election in November 2015, the National League for Democracy government has publicly condemned the use of so-called hate speech on several occasions and...
16 August 2016
By Lucy Purdon, Research Fellow, Information and Communication Technology, IHRB
It is an obvious but uncomfortable truth that there is no quick fix for modern slavery. It is too enmeshed in corruption to be solved by box-ticking initiatives. It is too financially rewarding to be given up easily by perpetrators. The...
29 July 2016
By Emma Crates, Freelance journalist