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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 New Publication feature for Rights! Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou discusses her book, The Far-Right in International and European Law (Routledge 2019).
An interview with Sam Zarifi, Secretary-General of the International Commission of Jurists
The right to participate in public affairs is a fundamental human right. We are launching “2017 – A Year in Elections”. Are you an election practitioner or academic? Share your assessment and experience with us!