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Victims, Agency, and Human Rights

Victims, Agency, and Human Rights

The existing conceptualization of victim paradigms held in international law fails to provide a nuanced understanding of victim agency. Does the concept of ‘burdened agency’ have the potential to address this problem?

Why We Need to Hear the Voiceless: Media Coverage of Civilians in War

It’s impossible to pick up the paper or turn on the TV these days without the headlines bleeding together: “Dozens Killed After Suicide Blast in Baghdad,” “7 Children Killed in Airstrike in Afghanistan” or “20 Die in Somalia Blast.” From the news, it seems civilians caught in combat on today’s battlefields hardly have a chance. Compared to their military counterparts, that may be true.

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