A hand holding seeds Event

The Right to Seeds and Intellectual Property Rights

6 July 2021, 14:00-16:00

This online event, co-organized with APBREBES, will discuss the serious challenges that intellectual property poses to the protection of peasants’ right to seeds.

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Winning Essay Discusses Digital Safe Havens to Protecting Civilians from Military Cyber Operations

17 June 2021

In her winning essay Digital Safe Havens: Sheltering Civilians From Military Cyber Operations, Isabelle Peart brings forward novel suggestions on how to reduce the risk of harm to civilians posed by military cyber operations.

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New Paper Discusses Migrants’ Enforced Disappearances and the Contribution of UN Human Rights Mechanisms

19 May 2021

Our new working paper analyses the contribution of international human rights mechanisms in preventing and addressing enforced disappearances in the context of international migration.

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