2019: a year for justice

Hina Jilani and Mary Robinson launch The Elders' new Access to Justice programme in The Hague, during the final meetings of the Task Force on Justice. 

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The women taking on India's domestic violence epidemic

As The Elders launch a new programme on Access to Justice, Elca Grobler, founder of Indian NGO My Choices Foundation – one of the “Sparks of Hope” grassroots groups championed by The Elders - writes of the importance of addressing the profound global injustice of violence against women and girls. 

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Access to Justice: closing the gap

At the launch of The Elders' new programme on Access to Justice, Mary Robinson explains why the time is right for a new push for justice for all. 

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Putting human rights at the heart of sustainable development

Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar. (UN Photo/KM Asad)

Mary Robinson describes how promoting and protecting human rights and progress towards the realisation of the SDGs are interrelated and mutually reinforcing.

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2018: A year in review

Lakhdar Brahimi and Mary Robinson Walk Together in Johannesburg July 2018.

2018 has been a momentous year The Elders. Have a look back at our activities this year. 

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Trip Report: Elders delegation to Kuwait in July 2018

In July 2018, The Elders visited Kuwait at the invitation of the country’s Emir, to exchange views on regional political and security issues, especially the tensions around Iran, the Yemen conflict and the year-old dispute inside the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).

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The Elders challenge leaders to confront migration lies and make UN deal a success

The Elders welcome the signing of the United Nations Global Compact for Migration, and urge politicians, media and civil society to recognise the realities of our globalised world and respect the human rights of people on the move. 

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What does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mean in today’s fractured world?

Yemen (Credit: UNHCR/Shabia Mantoo)
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Ignore the lies about the UN Migration pact. It's the only responsible solution to a changing world

Scene at the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December 2018, in Marrakech, Morocco. (Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten)

Writing in TIME, Mary Robinson calls on leaders to recognise the realities of our globalized world and embrace the sovereignty that the UN Global Compact on Migration provides.

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Mary Robinson joins filmmakers shining a light on the urgent human rights issues of today

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