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And now that Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention, what is the remaining legal framework that requires the government to prevent violence against women?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.
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 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 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 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 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.