February 20, 2012
This blog is now inactive, due to the closure of the International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP) at the end of February 2012. The decision to close was taken by the Executive Board primarily due to continued financial difficulties, largely a result of the difficult funding climate, especially for human rights and even more so for human rights policy research. It is especially regrettable because for more than a decade the ICHRP stimulated co-operation and exchange across the non-governmental, governmental and inter-governmental sectors, and strove to mediate between competing perspectives. ICHRP's intellectual autonomy, its willingness to engage with complexity, readiness to risk breaking boundaries of discipline and practice, commitment to rigour and collaboration will continue to render ICHRP's work, approach and contributions relevant for many years to come.
Preserving a Rich Legacy
A new ICHRP web archive will ensure that the fruits of 35 major multi-disciplinary research initiatives, including all reports, summaries, translations and nearly 200 working papers, covering a wide range of policy issues, will continue to be freely accessible for the benefit of researchers, policy makers, human rights practitioners and others.
In addition, a publicly accessible archive of all materials pertaining to ICHRP's history and founding, operations over the years, drafts, research materials and communications are available at the library of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Of course, you may also peruse the old articles on this blog, which was active from June 2011 until February 2012.