Articles by Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson

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Our Duty to Sri Lanka, And Human Rights
Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson – The Guardian, 27 Feb 2012

This week the UN Human Rights Council has an opportunity and a duty to help Sri Lanka advance its own efforts on accountability and reconciliation. Both are essential if a lasting peace is to be achieved. In doing so, the council will not only be serving Sri Lanka, but those worldwide who believe there are universal rights and international legal obligations we all share.

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Climate Justice
Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson – Project Syndicate, 5 Dec 2011

The richest countries caused the problem, but it is the world’s poorest who are already suffering from its effects. In its latest report, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that it is virtually certain that, in global terms, hot days have become hotter and occur more often; indeed, they have increased in frequency by a factor of 10 in most regions of the world. Moreover, the brutal paradox of climate change is that heavy precipitation is occurring more often as well, increasing the risk of flooding.

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