2022 started with the looming societal and economic consequences of a pandemic we are yet to leave behind and continued with a war that devasted Ukraine, leaving millions homeless (here you can find a list of organizations to support). While the conflict in Ukraine occupied most of the media attention, it was not the only…
Elvino Da Silveira
With the growing popularity of Vtubing, especially in Japan and the US, it could be interesting, as it is with new technologies in general, to ask whether and how this can be used to restore or protect marginalized people’s human rights. This is what Elvino De Silveira does in this contribution.
The LGBTQI+ community has always faced discrimination and marginalisation in numerous socioeconomic domains, but ‘queer migration’ owing to persecution based on someone’s identification is a relatively new issue. In particular, the author details the shortcomings of the refugee protection mechanisms when it comes to adequately protect queer individuals.
By Hadjira Hussain Khan
Paul Lemmens took up office in 2012 as the Belgian judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. In September 2021, his nine-year term ended. In this interview, he talks about his work at the Court, threats to European democracy, and Russia ceasing to be party to the European Convention on Human Rights.