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.
ELETTRA REPETTO We are pleased to open this year with an interview with an artist and an activist, Gianluca Costantini. For those who do not know him, Gianluca Costantini is an Italian cartoonist who has taken part in many human rights campaigns and used his artistry to speak up for many human rights defenders.…
These last two years have been particularly difficult worldwide. While some people lost their loved ones, others lost their jobs or felt the burden of working from home, not traveling, and lacking social interactions. All of this has had a tremendous impact on mental health, to different degrees, but also on the way people have…
ELETTRA REPETTO This year it is the 40th anniversary of the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the first medical document that recognized the disease later known as AIDS. So, this World AIDS Day, to remember this important discovery and look ahead, I discussed HIV with Maria Viscoli of Anlaids, the Italian Association for HIV…
Violence against women is a daily occurrence that affects women all over the world, coming from all social and economic backgrounds. It is a social problem, not a women’s problem and we have to combat it together as a society. To celebrate this important day, Rights! has chosen to offer you a selection of articles…
By Alexandra Tourret Note for readers In the United States, there is no national standard for police training nor is there centralized, federal funding for all law enforcement agencies. There are about 18,000 different law enforcement agencies in the U.S., ranging from small county jurisdictions to medium-sized police departments to state and federal agencies.…
Like many others around the world, Rights! has felt some fatigue during the pandemic. As we are all volunteers, family and professional challenges have unfortunately affected our ability to operate the blog at the level we had hoped. We have now undergone a major internal restructuring to facilitate review and speed up publications. We are…
For #WorldRefugeeDay Rights! are delighted to share this article about human rights defenders in Colombia ‘Uprooted Yet Undeterred’ by Carolina Garzón @ProtectionInt
Rights! are delighted to present this fascinating Q&A with award-winning writer, theatre director and filmmaker Mary Moynihan. In this article, Mary discusses her work and influences, shares her love of contemporary human rights poets in Ireland and beyond, and introduces the short poem-film ‘In Time’ (which you can watch below). This feature forms part of Rights! current themed series – Beyond the Pandemic.
This article discusses recent laws that threaten freedom of speech and the safety of students and universities in The Philippines.
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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.
This article and call for action concerns the murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni and the arbitrary detentions of Patrick Zaki and Ahmed Samir in Egypt.
To launch Rights! new long-form thematic series Beyond the Pandemic, Luca Bonadiman challenges the widespread reliance on victimhood as a foundation of contemporary political discourse in general and the human rights movement in particular. This first contribution focuses on the need to shift from victimhood to solidarity.
What comes after the pandemic? Or more accurately: what do you think should come after it? Rights! NEW thematic call for papers: Beyond the Pandemic.
Six months after the murder of Turkish student Ms. Pinar Gültekin, what can we learn from the Black and White social media campaign against femicide?
And now that Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention, what is the remaining legal framework that requires the government to prevent violence against women?
Have a look at our latest article where Ms. Bhuniya and Mr. Majumder discuss these questions as well as the importance of feminist movement building moving forward.
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