Post Tagged with: "human rights"

A crowd of demonstrators participating in a protest against the ongoing use of weapons by rebel militias inside Tripoli and accompanying atmosphere of lawlessness wave banners demanding disarmament and the creation of a national army. The newly-formed Libyan government is struggling to assert itself over the disparate power actors who emerged over the past year.

Human Rights Movements in the Middle East

After decades of activism and the recent protest movements, there has been little progress in changing state action to comply with international human rights law.

Interview – Kate Ferguson

Interview – Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson talks to us about identity-based violence, the rise in mass-atrocities, the effectiveness of R2P, and the relationship between academia and policy-making.

The Chimera of Freedom of Religion in Australia: Reactions to the Ruddock Review

The Chimera of Freedom of Religion in Australia: Reactions to the Ruddock Review

The latest inquiry into religious freedom in Australia, namely the Ruddock Review, concludes that change in this area is likely to remain a chimera for some time to come.

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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.

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