The next UN Secretary General

On Thursday, July 21st, the Security Council of the United Nations had its first vote to narrow down the list of candidates for the next Secretary General. Could a women be elected for the first time?

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Enforceability of Economic, Cultural and Social Rights: historical background, legal basis and misleading assumptions

After World War II, a focus on social welfare for all people influenced the drafting of multiple declarations protecting human rights, both globally and regionally. Both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and the Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, in the Americas, enshrined civil and political rights as well as economic, cultural and social rights into international law.

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