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New book, 'When Peace Kills Politics' by CGHR's Sharath Srinivasan

6 May 2021

Why have war and coercion dominated the political realm in the Sudans, a decade after South Sudan’s independence and fifteen years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement? This new book by CGHR Co-Director Sharath Srinivasan explains the tragic role of international peacemaking in reproducing violence and political...

McPherson, Guenette Thornton and Mahmoudi Receive the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award

13 April 2021

We are delighted to announce that co-Director Dr Ella McPherson, along with colleagues from The Whistle, Isabel Guenette Thornton and Dr Matt Mahmoudi , received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Human Rights Best Paper Award. This was for their co-authored piece, ‘ Open Source Investigations and the Technology-...

In Memory of Professor Christof Heyns (1959-2021)

31 March 2021

All at CGHR were immensely saddened to learn over the weekend of the sudden passing of Professor Christof Heyns. A thoughtful scholar of the African human rights system, an incredibly popular teacher of the next many generations of human rights activists, and a universally-respected and impactful UN human rights expert...