SDG 16: Fundamental Freedoms

SDG16 seeks to address threats to fundamental freedoms and human rights of people around the world. The SDG16 targets break down areas of focus to help achieve this overarching aim of promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

This collection of content focuses on 16.9: By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration and 16.10: Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

Highlighted Chapters

The Many Faces of Solidarity and Its Role in the Jurisprudence of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

from The Principle of Solidarity

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Refugee-Refugee Hosting as Home in Protracted Urban Displacement: Sudanese Refugee Men in Amman, Jordan

from Migration, Culture and Identity

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Artificial Intelligence, International Law and the Race for Killer Robots in Modern Warfare

from Artificial Intelligence, Social Harms and Human Rights

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from The Political Economy of Sanctions: Resilience and Transformation in Russia and Iran

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Theoretical Foundations and General Characteristics of Human Rights

from Introduction to International Human Rights Law

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Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights

from Ne bis in idem and Multiple Sanctioning Systems

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Rape as a War Crime: The Road to the 4th World Conference, Beijing 1993‒1995

from Only Rape! Human Rights and Gender Equality for Refugee Women

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COVID-19 and the Implementation of Aspiration 1 of the African Union’s Agenda 2063: The Case of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Eswatini

from Promoting Efficiency in Jurisprudence and Constitutional Development in Africa

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Artificial Intelligence and Sentencing from a Human Rights Perspective

from Artificial Intelligence, Social Harms and Human Rights

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Statelessness and Displacement: The Cause, Consequences, and Challenges of Statelessness and Capabilities Required of Social Workers

from Integrative Social Work Practice with Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Other Forcibly Displaced Persons

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Principle of Responsibility to Protect: Implications for Sovereignty

from International Law and Development in the Global South

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States, International Organisations, Other Sovereign Entities and the Architecture of Disability Rights: A Tripartite Approach?

from Inclusive Sustainability

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Wither Labor and Human Rights? Precarious Work and Informal Economies in the Post- COVID-19 Global South

from The Political Economy of Post-COVID Life and Work in the Global South: Pandemic and Precarity

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