People’s Tribunals are independent, peaceful, grassroots movements, created by members of civil society, to address impunity that is associated with ongoing or past atrocities. As such, they offer society an alternative history and create a space for healing and reconciliation to take place that may otherwise be stifled by political agendas and legal technicalities. Since the 1960’s, People’s Tribunals have grown and developed to address many kinds of situations, from genocide to environmental degradation.Continue reading Podcast: People’s Tribunals – Do They Achieve Anything?
We urge Member States and the international community to include the specific needs and priorities of indigenous peoples in addressing the global outbreak of COVID 19.” ~ Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Anne Nuorgam.
In this episode of the HJ Talks About Abuse podcast, Alan and Regina Paulose discuss the impact of coronavirus on indigenous peoples from a human rights perspective.Continue reading Podcast: The impact of COVID 19 on Indigenous People’s rights
The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights aims to protect and promote the basic necessities for life which includes rights to adequate healthcare, access to food and water, education, and to take part in cultural life. The report examines whether or not these rights have been fully granted to indigenous groups within Asia. Highlighting the voices of the groups who participated, the report concludes with recommendations on how state parties can strengthen the application of the Convention for indigenous communities in Asia.Continue reading Report: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Indigenous Groups in Asia
This week, the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience in China released and announced its findings. We read from those conclusions and talk to Wendy Rogers of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China.
The Common Good Foundation is partnering with Solidarity House Cooperative which is a worker-owned production company whose members have produced podcasts for nonprofit advocacy groups and churches. The operations director of Solidarity House Cooperative is Matt Stannard, J.D., a producer and activist with experience in international human rights litigation, municipal financial reform, and sustainable farming.
Do international institutions free us from our colonialist history, or do they perpetuate it? This episode takes a critical look at international legal institutions through the lens of Third World Approaches to International Law, a legal movement explained by Thamil Ananthavinayagan, professor of international law at Griffith College in Dublin. Then, University of Hawaii futurist and political scientist Jairus Grove discusses the history of global violence and his new book Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World. This series is produced in cooperation with the Common Good Foundation, and sponsored by the World Peace Through Law section of the Washington State Bar Association.Continue reading PODCAST SERIES: Human Rights in a Burning World #2 — The World Burns Unequally
Matt interviews Stefanie Brendl, founder of Shark Allies, about efforts to secure and enforce bans on the trade of shark fins. Why are we talking about threats to marine life on a human rights podcast? We’ll explain–and encourage you to support Shark Allies at sharkallies.com, and support this podcast at actwithus.org.Continue reading PODCAST SERIES:Human Rights in a Burning World #1 — Shark Allies Fight Shark Fin Trade
The Executive Director of the Common Good Foundation recently gave an interview on the situation facing the Rohingya of Myanmar (Burma) with Robin Lindley. Mr. Lindley is a past chair of the World Peace through Law section of the Washington State Bar. He is a contributor to the History News Network.
You can read the full interview on the Rohingya here.
The Common Good Foundation sponsored the inaugural Mass Atrocity and Human Rights: Legal Responses and Continued Challenges at Seattle University School of Law June 20 -22, 2018.
The creator of this legal seminar is the Executive Director of the Common Good Foundation, Regina Paulose. The seminar was the part of Seattle University School of Law’s Summer Practice Academy for 2018. She was also the Chair of this year seminar.
The Common Good Foundation, with the assistance of pro bono lawyers and academics, prepared a submission on the current situation in Assam, India regarding the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The report delves briefly into the history of the NRC and concludes that the several warning signs of genocide are taking place.
You can read the full report here.