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Realizing Roma Rights: Press Release

April 1, 2017

 

By Susan Lloyd McGarry and Krista Oehlke

Today Harvard FXB research director Jacqueline Bhabha and instructor and director of the Roma Program Margareta Matache announce the release ofRealizing Roma Rights, a volume they have edited with Andrzej Mirga, Chair of the Roma Education Fund. The book, published by University of Pennsylvania Press, investigates anti-Roma racism and documents a growing Roma-led political movement engaged in building a more inclusive and just Europe

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Stuck in legal limbo-Some Syrian refugees in Jordan lack documentation, so they wait and wait

February 28, 2017

 

When human rights clinical instructor Anna Crowe first began documenting the legal challenges faced by Syrian refugees in Jordan, she found a tangled system that put their lives on hold. Thousands of refugees, stuck in legal limbo, were vulnerable to risks ranging from statelessness to relocation to refugee camps.

In Jordan, Syrian refugees must register with the interior ministry to obtain identity cards, which allow them access to health care, education, work permits, and humanitarian assistance. But to obtain the cards, the refugees need to show their original Syrian

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PolicyCast: Reason for Hope with Kathryn Sikkink

February 8, 2017

 

HKS Professor Kathryn Sikkink discusses how human rights efforts over the last century have largely succeeded in improving the living conditions across the globe, and that even though the work is far from over and setbacks are inevitable, there is plenty of reason to have hope for continued improvement.

HKS PolicyCast is the official podcast of Harvard Kennedy School, featuring weekly interviews with scholars and leading practitioners in public policy, leadership, and international affairs. It is hosted by filmmaker, writer, and policy wonk 

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Senate Passes Bill with Important Implications for Child Trafficking and Labor

Senate Passes Bill with Important Implications for Child Trafficking and Labor

February 25, 2016

Original Post on the Harvard FXB Website.

“For 85 years, this egregious lacuna in protection has created a procedural backdoor into the American marketplace for goods made by forced or bonded laborers, including children…”

With little public fanfare, on Thursday February 11, 2016, the U.S. Senate voted on a critical

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