Human Rights

Opinion – Impacts and Restrictions to Human Rights During COVID-19

Liliana Lyra Jubilut and Christina M. Cerna • Jun 30 2020 • Articles
As democracies are the best environment for human rights, weakening them impacts human rights protection.

Russian Democrats’ Stance on the LGBT Community: An Attitudinal Shift

Artem Patalakh • May 11 2020 • Articles
Russia has yet to reach a point where LGBT support is necessary for a democratic politician. However, it is already desirable and certainly not shameful.

Intergenerational Justice and the Paris Agreement

James M. Nguyen • May 11 2020 • Articles
With a broad recognition of climate change as a problematic issue area, a better response needs to be developed while keeping intergenerational justice in mind.

Uganda’s Transitional Justice Policy Development Process and the International Criminal Court

Saghar Birjandian • Apr 21 2020 • Articles
The ICC acts as a beacon of mainstream transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict settings, which is demonstrated through the ‘peace versus justice debate’.

Interview – Cécile Mouly

E-International Relations • Apr 7 2020 • Features
Cécile Mouly discusses the nature of civil resistance, mobilisation, nonviolence and peacebuilding in Latin America, ex-combatants in Colombia and mediation in Venezuela.

Review – The Politics of Compassion

Eva Botella-Ordinas • Feb 26 2020 • Features
This fascinating book is a major contribution to understanding the politics of humanitarianism and citizens’ agency in the current international neo-liberal global order.

Review – Thucydides on Choice and Decision Making: Why War is Not Inevitable

Kyriakos Mikelis • Nov 19 2019 • Features
Ilias Kouskouvelis' latest book provides a meticulous content analysis of Thucydides' work, which focuses on choice and decision-making in relation to war and peace.

Interview – Olivia Rutazibwa

E-International Relations • Oct 28 2019 • Features
Olivia Rutazibwa discusses the importance of Black History Month, silencing in IR, epistemic violence, decolonial approaches to humanitarianism and ethical retreat.

Review – Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

Alexandros Koutsoukis • Aug 5 2019 • Features
Jaffe's excellent and accessible book deals with the state of the art literature on realism and constructivism and challenges realist interpretations of Thucydides.

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

Alison Assiter • Jul 18 2019 • Articles
The notion of a human right, enshrined in the UN Convention, is nonetheless vital in the context of the rise of the far right and the rise of religious fundamentalism.

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