SUR 20

issue N.20 • v.11 • Jun/Dec/2014

Sur International Journal on Human Rights, founded in 2004 and published by Conectas Human Rights, produces, fosters and disseminates innovative research and ideas, primarily from the Global South, on human rights practice.

The Sur Journal serves as a channel for sharing perspectives on the world’s human rights agenda. It is a space where the Global South’s role in shaping human rights discourse and practice – including, its institutions, priorities and impact – is debated.

Language

What an Era of Global Protests Says about the Effectiveness of Human Rights as a Language to Achieve Social Change

Sara Burke

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After Human Rights Standard Setting, What’s Next?

Vinodh Jaichand

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Global Trends and the Future of Human Rights Advocacy

David Petrasek

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The Future of Human Rights

Samuel Moyn

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Challenges to the Global Human Rights Regime: Are Human Rights Still an Effective Language for Social Change?

Stephen Hopgood

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Human Rights as an Effective Way to Produce Social Change

Emilio Álvarez Icaza

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UN Special Procedures System is “Designed to Be Ineffective”: Interview with Raquel Rolnik

Raquel Rolnik

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“Besides Human Rights, I Don’t See a Solution for Serving the Victims”: Interview with Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

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“The Rule of Law Has Consolidated All the Injustices that Existed Before it”: Interview with Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo

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Themes

Are We Depoliticising Economic Power?: Wilful Business Irresponsibility and Bureaucratic Response by Human Rights Defenders

Janet Love

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Are Human Rights an Effective Tool for Social Change?: A Perspective on Human Rights and Business

Phil Bloomer

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Economic Power, Democracy and Human Rights: A New International Debate on Human Rights and Corporations

Gonzalo Berrón

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Issues and Challenges Facing Networks and Organisations Working in Migration and Human Rights in Mesoamerica

Diego Lorente Pérez de Eulate

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The Protection of LGBTI Rights: An Uncertain Outlook

Gloria Careaga Pérez

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Brazil, India, South Africa: Transformative Constitutions and their Role in LGBT Struggles

Arvind Narrain

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Emerging Powers: Can it Be that Sexuality and Human Rights is a Lateral Issue?

Sonia Corrêa

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Transitional Justice and Social Change

Clara Sandoval

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Perspectives

Human Rights Litigation in Southern Africa: Not Easily Able to Discount Prevailing Public Opinion

Nicole Fritz

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Making Laws Work: Advocacy Forum's Experiences in Prevention of Torture in Nepal

Mandira Sharma

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Human Rights and Social Change in Angola

Maria Lúcia da Silveira

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The Struggle for the Recognition of Human Rights in Mozambique: Advances and Setbacks

Salvador Nkamate

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The Human Rights Struggle in Indonesia: International Advances, Domestic Deadlocks

Haris Azhar

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A Vision of China’s Democratic Future

Han Dongfang

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Challenges to the Sustainability of the Human Rights Agenda in Brazil

Ana Valéria Araújo

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Are We Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater?: The North-South Dynamic from the Perspective of Human Rights Work in Northern Ireland

Maggie Beirne

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Interview with María-I. Faguaga Iglesias: “The Particularities in Cuba are not Always Identified nor Understood by Human Rights Activists from Other Countries”

María-Ileana Faguaga Iglesias

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Tools

The Global Human Rights Movement in the 21st Century: Reflections from the Perspective of a National Human Rights NGO from the South

Gastón Chillier and Pétalla Brandão Timo

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Systems, Brains and Quiet Places: Thoughts on the Future of Human Rights Campaigning

Martin Kirk

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A ‘Movement Support’ Organization: The Experience of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Rochelle Jones, Sarah Rosenhek, Anna Turley

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Supporting Locally-Rooted Organizations: The Work of the Fund for Global Human Rights in Mexico

Ana Paula Hernández

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Human Rights Activism in Times of Cognitive Saturation: Talking About Tools

Miguel Pulido Jiménez

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Raising Digital Consciousness: An Analysis of the Opportunities and Risks Facing Human Rights Activists in a Digital Age

Mallika Dutt and Nadia Rasul

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New Information and Communication Technologies’ Influence on Activism in Cambodia

Sopheap Chak

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Strategic Litigation Experiences in the Inter-American Human Rights System

Sandra Carvalho and Eduardo Baker

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Interview with Fernand Alphen: "Get Off Your Pedestal"

Fernand Alphen

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Interview with Mary Kaldor: “NGO’s are not the Same as Civil Society But Some NGOs Can Play the Role of Facilitators”

Mary Kaldor

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Interview with Louis Bickford: Convergence Towards the Global Middle: "Who Sets the Global Human Rights Agenda and How"

Louis Bickford

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Multipolarity

Solid Organisations in a Liquid World

Lucia Nader

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Why We Welcome Human Rights Partnerships

Kenneth Roth

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The Future of Human Rights: From Gatekeeping to Symbiosis

César Rodríguez-Garavito

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Towards a Multipolar Civil Society

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah and Mandeep Tiwana

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Interview with Emilie M. Hafner-Burton: “Avoiding Using Power Would be Devastating for Human Rights”

Emilie Hafner-Burton

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Interview with Mark Malloch-Brown: “We are Very Much a Multi-polar World Now, but not One Comprised Solely of Nation States”

Mark Malloch-Brown

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Interview with Salil Shetty: “Human Rights Organisations Should Have a Closer Pulse to the Ground” Or How We Missed the Bus

Salil Shetty

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Interview with Louise Arbour: “North-South Solidarity is Key”

Louise Arbour

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Voices

Why Should We Have to “Represent” Anyone?

Fateh Azzam

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Voices from the Jungle on the Witness Stand of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Mario Melo

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NGOs, Human Rights and Representation

Adrian Gurza Lavalle

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Experimentation and Innovation in the Accountability of Human Rights Organizations in Latin America

Juana Kweitel

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Minorias democráticas em democracias do século XXI

Pedro Abramovay and Heloisa Griggs

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Human Rights Familiarity and Socio-Economic Status: A Four-Country Study

James Ron, David Crow and Shannon Golden

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To Build a Global Movement to Make Human Rights and Social Justice a Reality for All

Chris Grove

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Interview with Mary Lawlor and Andrew Anderson: “Role of International Organizations Should be to Support Local Defenders”

Mary Lawlor and Andrew Anderson

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Institutional Outlook

Profile of Pedro Paulo Poppovic: "We did not create Sur Journal because we had certainties, but because we were plagued by doubts"

Pedro Paulo Poppovic

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Reflections on the International Human Rights Movement in the 21st Century: Only the Answers Change

Malak El-Chichini Poppovic and Oscar Vilhena Vieira

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