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How can we hold torturers accountable if we are unwilling to uphold our own laws?

India attempts to justify its practice of torture by saying that it has a good faith obligation not to torture, but not a legal obligation. The issue before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is simple. India agreed not to torture an individual, Kulvir Singh Barapind, in […]

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TrackDev: Monitoring Sustainable Development Through a Human Rights Lens

One thing that has become increasingly clear following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the level of intersectionality between each of the 17 goals and the core human rights standards embedded within. Therefore, monitoring each country’s progress towards achieving each goal is imperative to […]

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ICAAD @ the UN Foundation 2016 Global Dialogue

ICAAD recently took part in the 2016 Global Dialogue with the UN Foundation on Financing the SDGs, Health in Humanitarian Settings, the Business Case for the SDGs, and Big Data for the SDGs. The Global Dialogue convened close to 120 leaders from the diplomatic community, UN leadership, think […]

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ICAAD is granted special consultative status with United Nations ECOSOC

We are thrilled to announce that ICAAD was recently granted special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This coveted status will allow ICAAD to greatly advance our mission, including efforts to show the relationship between human rights advancement and sustainable development goals. […]

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Judicial Bias Reveals a Tacit Acceptance of Gender-Based Violence

Natalie Druce, Advisor & Thalassa Cox, Volunteer, ICAAD: In many countries the sentences levied for crimes involving sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) fail to adequately reflect the severity of the offense. ICAAD, in partnership with DLA Piper, recently published a study on the existence of judicial bias in […]

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ICAAD at SwitchPoint 2016 – Video & Photo Gallery

SwitchPoint 2016 Pictures Courtesy Intrahealth International  

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Informal Injustice? Customary Mechanisms and the Emerging Role of Community Paralegals

We’re excited to share a fantastic guest post on informal justice mechanisms and the role of community paralegals from Akhila Kolisetty, OSF Fellow & Human Rights Lawyer In June 2016, a 13-year old girl in in Kasganj district, India, supported by her father, attempted to report that she […]

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GIF Guide to Gender Bias in the Judiciary in the Pacific Islands

Alexandra Hain, Intern, ICAAD: A 36 year old man from a Pacific Island attacked his wife with a machete, leaving her permanently disabled. For these violent attacks, he only ended up spending 3 months in prison. Why was his sentence so low? Because the judge believed that […]

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How can we change deeply embedded systemic discrimination?

speakers at switchpoint

Held on the scenic banks of the Haw River in North Carolina in an mid-19th century cotton mill converted to a beautiful eco-ballroom, the SwitchPoint 2016 conference brought together experts in humanitarian innovation, global health, and technology. ICAAD co-founders Hansdeep and Jaspreet presented on Equity, Engagement, and […]

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ICAAD Presents at Switchpoint!

ICAAD Co-Founders Hansdeep and Jaspreet Singh were honored this year to receive invitations to present on ICAAD’s work and conduct a microlab at the preeminent development conference Switchpoint, April 21-22nd in North Carolina. Switchpoint is a conference put on by IntraHealth International that “focuses on great ideas, […]

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March 8th is International Women's Day recognizing the struggle for women's rights. We are privileged to have the opportunity to meet, learn, and support courageous women's rights advocates like @vanuatuwomenscentre on the front lines of that struggle. ... See MoreSee Less

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