Issue 60: Ruud Lubbers Succeeds Sadako Ogata as UN High Commissioner for Refugees

News: Ruud Lubbers, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, recently succeeded Sadako Ogata as High Commissioner for Refugees. Analysis: This transition takes place during the 50th anniversary of the UNHCR, and perhaps the jubilee year is an appropriate time to reflect on the accomplishments of and challenges …

Issue 46: Interesting Developments at the CHR

The Commission on Human Rights has just wrapped up its largely business-as-usual session, though there were some interesting developments. Analysis: The Commission adopted resolutions on a variety of country situations and thematic issues. Four of the countries examined are particularly noteworthy: China: Once …