Human rights defenders help us protect our rights, while risking their own life.So today, 8th March, we want to celebrate them, especially Women Human Rights defenders, and two in particular, Malala and Shireen Abu Akleh.
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.
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.
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And now that Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention, what is the remaining legal framework that requires the government to prevent violence against women?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.
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.
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 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 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.
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).
MAHA ABDALLAH AND VITO TODESCHINI
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.”
There is a need to devise human rights-based strategies to fight the criminalization of homelessness
An interview with Sam Zarifi, Secretary-General of the International Commission of Jurists
How to cope with a philosophical vacuum that challenges western liberal democracies?
The impact of full-face bans on Muslim women’s rights
Gender-based discrimination, public bathroom access, and the human right to sanitation in the USA
The summer of 2018 will be remembered as one of the hottest in Italy with regard to migration. Here we consider three legal issues related to the last contentious case.
On the centrality of press freedom to democratic theory and human rights
Starvation and denial of humanitarian assistance in contemporary conflicts
The journalist and source relationship and the right to receive information
Understanding the relationship between dignity and vulnerability through the eye of the camera
A comparative assessment of the Court’s treatment of Islamic and Christian dress and symbols.
PA SAKO DARBOE
Democracy won, but it remains to be seen how the new government will work