Michaël Merrigan offers a short commentary on the ECtHR’s ruling on Mahi v. Belgium. An important case at intersections of human rights and free speech.
Rights! Editor-in-chief provides an annual update of our activities and publications over 2020, a summary of what’s new at Rights!, plus our plans for 2021 and beyond.
Rights! are welcoming articles, photographic essays, short documentaries, and other forms of visual art from scholars, practitioners and activists for our new thematic series Taking to the Streets.
Recognising the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Elettra Repetto explores multiple violences facing women and girls around the world and some of the challenges to protecting our fundamental human rights.
For #WorldToiletDay 2020, Marcus Erridge outlines three key connections between access to sanitation, economic sustainability and the climate, which garner little attention within a global sanitation crisis that already flies under the radar.
In our latest Deeper Read article for Rights!, Ukri Soirila and Luca Bonadiman advocate for the human rights movement to go beyond mere resistance and raise the stakes of the bargain, in the face of multiple crises.
In our latest article in the series ‘Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19’, Shivani Danielle Jacelon discusses mental health and the rise in deaths of despair during the pandemic, and the need for a stronger, adaptive human rights framework.
In our latest New Publication feature for Rights! Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou discusses her book, The Far-Right in International and European Law (Routledge 2019).
In this latest article for Rights!, Vatsal Patel provides a country comparison of different interpretations of privacy and dignity in relation to constitutional law and the de-criminalisation of adultery in Taiwan, South Korea and India.
In our latest article for Rights!, new editorial board member Sabrina Tucci discusses the criminalisation of humanitarian rescue ships in the Mediterranean, though specific reference to Italy and the possible prosecution of far-right politician and former Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.
In our latest article for Rights! Professor Angelo Dube discusses the deployment of the army in civilian COVID-19 policing operations in South Africa
In this latest article for Rights!, Jacob Mchangama and Natalie Alkiviadou of Justitia provide a timely socio-legal commentary on Scotland’s controversial new Hate Crime Bill.
Behind the veil of political correctness, racism left unaddressed has continued infecting institutional and personal interactions, while unfounded biases keep negatively impacting all sections of society, even the most liberal.
In our latest article in the New Publication series for Rights! Nasia Hadjigeorgiou discusses her latest publication – Protecting Human Rights and Building Peace in Post-violence Societies (Hart Publishing, 2020).
In our latest article in the series ‘Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19’, Kale Amenge discuss what the “new normal” post-COVID-19 world may look like for Roma populations
In this article, Anmol Jain leads us through a detailed analysis of an important legal case in India that concerns the rights to free speech and internet access – Anuradha Bhasin vs. Union of India
In our latest article in the series ‘Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19’, Charles Slidders discusses some of the challenges facing economic and environmental progressive policy making against the back drop of the coronavirus, huge transfers of wealth in the era of neoliberalism and the subsequent economic turmoil facing millions of people around the world.
CRISTIANO GIANOLLA and PEDRO ALMEIDA This article was originally published as part of the Alice Comments series authored by the Epistemologies of the South Research Programme team, in ALICE News. While the world witnesses a widespread uprising against racism, the role of memory and its public representation have come to the centre of the dispute. The homicide…
In our latest article in the series ‘Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19’, Carole Concha Bell of the Chile Solidarity Network brings our attention to the plight of political prisoners in Chile.
In this new series of articles for Rights! – we talk to human rights authors about their latest books. Kicking off the series is Mariagiulia Giuffré, who discusses her latest publication – The Readmission of Asylum Seekers under International Law (Hart Publishing, 2020).
Rights! are delighted to share this Q&A with London-based poet Laila Sumpton about life, art, human rights and lockdown poetry.
MAHA ABDALLAH AND VITO TODESCHINI
KARTIKEYA JAISWAL and PRANAY MODI
Continuing our series of short think pieces on the theme ‘Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19’, Véronique Lerch discusses the use of war metaphors during the pandemic.
JASMIN LILIAN DIAB
In this article, Jasmin Lilian Diab shines a light on the plight of domestic workers caught under the Kafala system in Lebanon: “migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are not governed by the country’s labour laws, but are rather confined by an archaic Kafala system, an inherently abusive migration sponsorship system, which puts them at an increased risk of being subjected to labour exploitation, forced labour and human trafficking.”
Kicking off our new series of short think pieces on the theme ´Human Rights in the Age of COVID-19′, Saphia Fleury discusses the “wicked problems” of Coronavirus and climate change.
The colonisation of the Moon and the importance of protecting it from exploitation.
The attacks against human rights and the rule of law in Cambodia
A week-long virtual event (12-19 November) to raise awareness around World Toilet Day
A reflection on how Gandhi’s legacy may help to address contemporary challenges
The place of migrants’ body in the neoliberal market society