Post Tagged with: "human rights"

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Aquaman: a New Year Parable In Race and Ethnicity

The recent Hollywood adaptation of Aquaman provides an important metaphor for racial conflict, and a timely talking point in modern society.

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

Ruth Blakeley explains her research exposing the UK’s involvement in the torture of terror suspects, and discusses drones, human rights research and international law.

Review – Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Review – Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Samuel Moyn argues that the human rights movement has done nothing to stop inequality from emerging and accelerating, and it is not up to the task of reversing it.

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The Changing Nature of African Conflicts: Regional Electoral Insecurity

Africas’ insecurity has been seen largely in the form of coups, genocides, ethnic cleansing, xenophobia, and lately rampant of all is electoral insecurity.

Online Resources – Commonwealth of Nations

Online Resources – Commonwealth of Nations

A brief introduction to the Commonwealth of Nations, with links and media to further explore.

Exposing the Universality of Human Rights as a False Premise

Exposing the Universality of Human Rights as a False Premise

In order to promote mobilisations clarity is necessary about the role currently played by human rights instruments in upholding an outdated conception of sovereignty.

Interview – William Maley

Interview – William Maley

Prof. William Maley discusses responses to the refugee crisis, the effect of the state system on the crisis, Afghanistan’s future and his advice to young scholars.

Online Resources – The Council of Europe

Online Resources – The Council of Europe

A brief introduction to the Council of Europe with links and media to further explore.

Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights

Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights

While difficult to prove that UK weapons are directly used to human suffering in the Philippines, there is a possibility that they were directly or indirectly used.

Review – Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century

Review – Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century

Kathryn Sikkink’s book addresses the critiques of human rights movements, law and institutions and provides a convincing defence of their effectiveness and legitimacy.

The European Court of Human Rights and Face Veil Bans

The European Court of Human Rights and Face Veil Bans

While face veil bans may not dramatically reduce the small number of face veil wearers in Europe, it does have a strong impact on the lifestyle of these women.

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