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Implications of Brexit for the European Convention on Human Rights

Brexit has no formal or immediate implications for the UK’s obligations under the ECHR, nevertheless, there may be some subtly negative consequences.

Reassessing the European Convention on Human Rights in the Context of Brexit

Reassessing the European Convention on Human Rights in the Context of Brexit

The decisions of the ECHR have enhanced Britain’s democratic institutions and improved the quality of everyday life for those within the jurisdiction.

Reassessing the European Convention on Human Rights in the Light of Brexit

Reassessing the European Convention on Human Rights in the Light of Brexit

But even if in the eyes of its advocates Brexit goes well, it is only a matter of time until the ECtHR hands down a judgment against the UK that will be controversial.

Brexit and the Future of the European Convention on Human Rights

Brexit and the Future of the European Convention on Human Rights

As the Brexit negotiations unfold it is important to keep up pressure on the UK Government to permanently drop the ambition of seeking Britain’s withdrawal from the ECHR.

The Syria Mechanism: Bridge to Prosecutions or Evidentiary Limbo?

The Syria Mechanism: Bridge to Prosecutions or Evidentiary Limbo?

While an important addition to the international justice landscape, if unsuccessful the Syria Mechanism may create a limbo in which evidence sits unused and ignored.

Human Rights and Democracy: An Incompatible or Complementary Relationship?

Human Rights and Democracy: An Incompatible or Complementary Relationship?

This essay traverses tensions between human rights and democracy stemming from their incompatible basic values, modes of application and types of politics they foster.

Interview – Juliet Sorensen

Interview – Juliet Sorensen

Juliet Sorensen discusses the ‘opioid epidemic’, explains the limitations that international law has in tackling the problem, and argues for criminal justice reform,

Protecting People

Protecting People

The world is more likely to respond to human protection crises today than it once was, but as Syria shows we are nowhere close to solving the problem of human insecurity.

Interview – Daniela DeBono

Interview – Daniela DeBono

Daniela DeBono discusses her approach to the migration-human rights nexus, explains a cultural approach to human rights, and urges young scholars to question assumptions.

Disrupting the ‘Conditional Selfhood’ of Threat Construction

Disrupting the ‘Conditional Selfhood’ of Threat Construction

It is essential to interrogate how representations of the homegrown threat in security practice may instead be influencing insecurity.

Tents, tarps and mosquito netting sit in a field in Dadaab, Kenya, Dec. 11, 2006, after being delivered by a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft. The materials are being dropped by U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa as humanitarian aid for the approximately 160,000 stranded victims of recent flooding in rural areas of Kenya. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steve Staedler) (Released)

Teaching International Organizations as Bureaucracies

It can only be a good thing if students learn about the power inherent in definitions, and can reflect on the normative problems arising from these definitions.

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