Global Ethics (students)

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Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century

Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century

Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, has played a significant role in the political ideologisation of Islam in the twentieth century.

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Global Justice: An Exegesis of Contemporary Theories

The lack of consensus on global justice is a microcosm of schisms present in international relations perspectives.

(New York, 19 September) — To kick-start a solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men, UN Women held a special event for the HeForShe campaign from United Nations Headquarters in New York today.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and event co-host Emma Watson called on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, other senior UN officials, including President of the General Assembly Sam Kahamba Kutesa, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, actor Kiefer Sutherland and civil society representatives, participated in the discussion about the central role men and boys can play in the achievement of gender equality. 

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer moderated the night.

Photo: UN Women/Simon Luethi

For more on the event, please see: http://www.unwomen.org/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release

To join the HeForShe campaign, please visit: http://www.heforshe.org/

The EU’s Promotion of Gender Equality in Egypt: Towards a New Strategy?

The EU cannot let women see their rights deteriorate, nor it can think of them as mere disadvantaged, passive recipients of its aid.

Purpose, Power, and Problems: The Pursuit of Norms for Cybersecurity

Purpose, Power, and Problems: The Pursuit of Norms for Cybersecurity

A norms-based approach to achieving cyber security has its merits, but there are significant coordination hurdles to overcome in order to make developing norms lasting.

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Global Justice: An Exegesis of Contemporary Theories

The lack of consensus on global justice is a microcosm of schisms present in international relations (IR) perspectives.

Intervention, Rectificatory Justice and Immigration: France and Ben Ali

Intervention, Rectificatory Justice and Immigration: France and Ben Ali

Looking at the example of France and Tunisia, past interference in the political and social life of a country should be considered as a criteria of assessing immigration.

Domestic Workers in the UK’s Shadows: A Normative Assessment of Modern Slavery

Domestic Workers in the UK’s Shadows: A Normative Assessment of Modern Slavery

The current legal framework in the UK falls short of providing them with effective protection from enslavement and exploitation while also furthering their victimization.

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The symbolic and emotive potential of rape narratives has, throughout colonial and post-colonial history, been powerfully employed in connection with race.

The Crime of Enforced Disappearance

The Crime of Enforced Disappearance

The definition of enforced disappearance is of paramount importance in determining state obligations and preventing the crime of enforced disappearance.

Theorising LGBT Rights as Human Rights: A Queer(itical) Analysis

Theorising LGBT Rights as Human Rights: A Queer(itical) Analysis

Human rights have emerged as a the primary vehicle through which the future of LGBT rights are being negotiated and institutionalized.

Analyzing the Threat of Human Trafficking in Europe

Analyzing the Threat of Human Trafficking in Europe

Sweden’s Sex Purchase Act of 1999 has had the unintended consequence of organized crime groups finding a new path of least resistance in human trafficking

The Importance of ‘Intersectionality’ for Feminist Political Theory and Activism

The Importance of ‘Intersectionality’ for Feminist Political Theory and Activism

Intersectionality compels us to tackle complexity and to address categories of difference, recognizing that identity categories are dynamic, fluid and indivisible