News

27. August 2014
The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is exploring the possibility of establishing a new legal aid fund in order to secure better access to the court for ordinary people. The Danish Institute for Human Rights is helping the process along.
8. July 2014
The UN has moved to renew the working group on human rights and business’ mandate – and the institute is represented in the group. The mandate signals a commitment to furthering human rights through companies.
3. July 2014
Children of imprisoned parents risk stigmatization, crime and mental health problems later in life. A new book analyse their situation and offers solutions for the prison systems.

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