Mara Tignino

Mara Tignino is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, and she is the coordinator of the Platform for International Water Law at the Geneva Water Hub. She received a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and she is a former visiting scholar of the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, DC.
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When Business Meets Human Rights

Most companies are still coming to grips with what their corporate responsibilities mean in practice when it comes to human rights. As November drew to a close, the Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, prepared to shake off the seasonal gloom by welcoming once again the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. Since its establishment in 2012, the forum has been a bubbling platform... Continue Reading

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Water as a Strategy of War

In times of war, lack of access to safe water can kill as many people as bombing.  Inequality in the distribution of water resources and risks of shortage are contributing causes of tension and conflict between states. The conflict in Darfur, characterized by rivalry between local communities and tribes for access to arable land and water resources, is a prime example of such a relationship... Continue Reading

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