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Brian Chang and Murray Hunt

Brian Chang and Murray Hunt

Brian Chang is the project researcher for the Parliaments, Rule of Law and Human Rights Research Project at the University of Oxford, where he has been researching how to strengthen parliamentary protection of the rule of law and human rights since 2015. Brian has also worked with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to strengthen parliamentary protection of human rights in numerous countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Morocco, Serbia, Ukraine, Uganda and Tunisia. He has a B.A. in jurisprudence from The Queen's College, Oxford, as well as an LL.M. (summa cum laude) from The George Washington University, where he was the recipient of a Thomas Buergenthal scholarship.

Murray Hunt is the director of the Bingham Center for the Rule of Law in London, and Britain's alternate member of the Council of Europe's Commission for Democracy Through Law (the Venice Commission). He is also the principal investigator of the project on Parliaments, the Rule of Law and Human Rights. Hunt studied law at Oxford and Harvard and was a barrister for 12 years.

Brian Chang and Murray Hunt

Brian Chang and Murray Hunt

Brian Chang is the project researcher for the Parliaments, Rule of Law and Human Rights Research Project at the University of Oxford, where he has been researching how to strengthen parliamentary protection of the rule of law and human rights since 2015. Brian has also worked with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to strengthen parliamentary protection of human rights in numerous countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Morocco, Serbia, Ukraine, Uganda and Tunisia. He has a B.A. in jurisprudence from The Queen's College, Oxford, as well as an LL.M. (summa cum laude) from The George Washington University, where he was the recipient of a Thomas Buergenthal scholarship.

Murray Hunt is the director of the Bingham Center for the Rule of Law in London, and Britain's alternate member of the Council of Europe's Commission for Democracy Through Law (the Venice Commission). He is also the principal investigator of the project on Parliaments, the Rule of Law and Human Rights. Hunt studied law at Oxford and Harvard and was a barrister for 12 years.

December 5, 2019 
As protection of human rights seems to be sliding everywhere, the international human-rights system has responded by focusing on national implementation, to ensure that states’ international commitments are translated into meaningful changes felt by people on the ground. While often overlooked, parliaments can provide a critical link between global agreements and domestic progress on …
January 15, 2019 
As many political analysts see democracy weakened by introverted, xenophobic parties and autocratic leaders, a glimmer of hope is offered by a new generation of candidates and voters. This year will test that optimism in a series of important elections around the world. Changes in the composition of national legislatures were already being recorded …
July 17, 2018 
Marking the first International Day of Parliamentarians on June 28, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, representing legislators in 173 countries, reported that serious challenges are emerging as antidemocratic forces playing on public apathy increase. In a survey of legislatures worldwide in 2018, “Are Parliamentary Democracies in Danger?” the global parliamentary union finds huge challenges to these …
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March 21, 2014 
Martin Chungong of IPU
The Inter-Parliamentary Union has elected Martin Chungong of Cameroon as its secretary-general, the first African and the first non-European to lead the organization in its 125-year history. Chungong, a former member of the Cameroonian parliament, has been the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s deputy secretary-general under Anders Johnsson, of Sweden, who officially retires on June 30. Chungong has also been director of …
January 23, 2014 
Bangkok demonstration November 2013
  A committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union met in mid-January, as a busy year of elections globally was beginning, to confront the human-rights violations and sometimes lethal abuse suffered by 262 members of national legislatures in countries that often call themselves democracies. From Jan. 13 to 17, the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s committee on the human …
February 25, 2013 
Ireland's representatives at IPU Main Assembly meeting 2012
Armed with a five-year strategy to strengthen the influence of national legislatures around the world, the Inter-Parliamentary Union is supporting international gatherings of legislators to discuss their role in fostering democracy, good government and effective development policies beyond the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals. The next meeting, with parliamentarians from Asia, …

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