Post Tagged with: "human rights"

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Why Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record Does Not Matter

In the context of the strained security situation in the Middle East and Europe it seems unlikely that human rights considerations will gain the upper hand.

Forced Marriage in Australia: Definitely Not the ‘Usual Suspects’

Forced Marriage in Australia: Definitely Not the ‘Usual Suspects’

Forced marriage comprises an untidy bundle of wrongs lost at the intersection of international relations, state sovereignty, human rights, and criminal accountability.

Interview – Stephen Hopgood

Interview – Stephen Hopgood

Professor Hopgood discusses the “dissolution of the West”, the dilemmas of human rights activism, and the obstacles to achieving humanitarian aims via the ICC and R2P.

Review – Debating Human Rights

Review – Debating Human Rights

Chong addresses the complexities of universal human rights and presents contemporary debates that are excellent springboard into the much contested rights discourse.

Iran’s Execution Spike under Rouhani: Who Is Pulling the Chairs?

Iran’s Execution Spike under Rouhani: Who Is Pulling the Chairs?

The closer we get to the deadline for a final nuclear deal, its most fervent opponents will frantically flail their arms in a last ditch attempt to stay relevant.

Is there a Cabin in the Woods? Reflections on Mass Surveillance and Human Rights

Is there a Cabin in the Woods? Reflections on Mass Surveillance and Human Rights

Contemporary impulses to surveil and Moves to securitize nearly all forms of mobility and otherness are opposed to notions of hospitality, acceptance and understanding.

Modelling the United Nations in Bristol

Modelling the United Nations in Bristol

Students from UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol, and Sciences Po simulated whether sovereignty should be conditional in the face of severe human rights violations.

Tracing the Threads: Queer IR and Human Rights

Tracing the Threads: Queer IR and Human Rights

Human rights and queer theory compel us to view matters in a different light. It is this potential to cut across established ideas that makes sense of the challenge to develop a queer account of human rights.

Eight Substrates for a Possible Universal Axiology

Eight Substrates for a Possible Universal Axiology

An agenda that reinforces and demonstrates the history of cultural cross-pollination is key to framing today’s era of continued globalisation in positive terms.

World Order, Human Rights, and the Security Council Veto

World Order, Human Rights, and the Security Council Veto

The Security Council is an unedifying conflation of craven geopolitics. The veto power of the P5 is incompatible with the protection and promotion of human rights.

Review – The Endtimes of Human Rights

Review – The Endtimes of Human Rights

Hopgood doesn’t write for novices, nor is his book path-breaking, yet it offers serious, disturbing, food for thought about the concept of Human Rights in transformation.

Review – Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights

Review – Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights

Freedman’s vivid accounts of human rights violations and the failure of the UN machinery offers an emotional depth that many other books on the subject lack.

Review – The Massacres at Mt. Halla

Review – The Massacres at Mt. Halla

Hun Joon Kim’s analysis represents a welcome and well-written, but ultimately very partial, view of the search for ‘comprehensive truth’ in South Korea.

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