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Save Syria Out of Self-Interest


The map of “Areas of Influence” and “Areas Reportedly affected by the 21 August Chemical Attack” that was published by the White House on 30 August 2013 – via Wikimedia Commons


This past weekend marked two years since a chemical attack on the Syrian neighborhood of Ghouta overwhelmed our social media feeds with horrifying picturesof …

Experts / Hilary Stauffer

So, you want to be a Human Rights Lawyer?

As pictures from her widely photographed wedding to a certain Hollywood powerbroker were splashed across the internet, I ordered a magnum of Veuve Clicquot in honor of Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin), for so effortlessly demonstrating the innate glamour of the human rights world.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an elegant brunette practicing humanitarianism with …

Experts / Hilary Stauffer

I’m Happy to Lean In. But first, I Need a Seat at the Table

This weekend, the world observes International Women’s Day, which technically falls on Sunday, 8-March, but it is very difficult to get people to do anything on a Sunday, even attend their preferred houses of worship. All week long, International Women’s Day (IWD) organizers have been marshaling their disparate and globally-dispersed supporters under the giant umbrella …

Miners at work.
Experts / Hilary Stauffer

Access to Remedy: an International Tribunal for Business and Human Rights?

“Miners at Work Potosi” by Christophe Meneboeuf


On 29 September 2014, global law firm Clifford Chance, Notre Dame Law School and theBusiness and Human Rights Resource Centre co-hosted a panel discussion to examine the possibility of developing an International Arbitration Tribunal on Business and Human Rights.  The proposal was put forward by Lawyers for Better …

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Experts / Hilary Stauffer

Fighting the Urge to Overreact

Obama at 9/11 Memorial Service 2014 – DefenseImagery via Wikimedia Commons


Last night, on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Obama laid out the justification for American military action against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation.

At least in part, his address to the nation was based on the the terrible …