Archive | Human Rights RSS feed for this section

Why are we neglecting refugee women and children?

Why are we neglecting refugee women and children?
Nasim Salad

Nasim Salad

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
My name is Nasim Salad, I'm from London and I am a Human Security and International Development Masters graduate with an International Relations and History educational background.My interests lie in migration, refugees and women in conflict. Outside of the world of international relations, I enjoy art and reading fantasy fiction.
Nasim Salad
Share

The international community was recently exposed to yet another incident of refugees being condemned to second-class citizenship. Australia infamously holds its asylum seekers in off shore detention camps in remote pacific islands such as Nauru and Manus. The Guardian’s expose of the detention camps in Nauru and Manus were as shocking as and perhaps even […]

Read More 0 Comments

Erdogan’s purge and the rule of law

Erdogan’s purge and the rule of law
Loureen Sayej

Loureen Sayej

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
I am a Palestinian national currently living in Washington D.C. I recently graduated from New College of Florida with a BA in International Relations and Human Rights. I work with the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy on creating a the Institute’s international human rights framework for the Children’s Peace Initiative-Kenya (CPI) program. Previously, I have worked with UN-Women, World Affairs Council, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, and more.
Loureen Sayej
Share

Thousands of Turks streamed onto the streets in front of tanks in opposition of the coup leading to more than 240 dead and thousands injured. However, Erdogan’s response to the failed putsch was described by human rights organizations as an “affront to democracy,” referring to the torture, the ill-treatment, and the crackdown on the civil […]

Read More 0 Comments

How can we avoid another Orlando?

How can we avoid another Orlando?
Josh Chivanga

Josh Chivanga

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
I am a human rights advocate advancing the promotion of basic rights at both national and international level. I recently completed a Masters in Human Rights at the University of Sussex and aiming to pursue a doctorate in areas related to Human Rights, Public Policy and or Migration. I have worked in the human rights sector in various countries such as my home country Zimbabwe and Switzerland. My research interests are related to African diaspora, migration, development, international relations and human rights.
Josh Chivanga

Latest posts by Josh Chivanga (see all)

Share

Tears might have dried, the city and the country may be moving on after the drastic events of that fateful day on 12 June,2016 but we should never forget. For the sake of the victims we need to ensure we avoid a repeat of another Orlando. This sounds a lot easier than done. The problem […]

Read More 1 Comment

Parody and freedom of expression – who decides what is funny?

Parody and freedom of expression – who decides what is funny?
Theresa Josephine Seipp

Theresa Josephine Seipp

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Theresa Josephine Seipp holds an LLB in International and European Law and an LLM in International Business Law with focus on Media and IP law.
Theresa Josephine Seipp

Latest posts by Theresa Josephine Seipp (see all)

Share

When we think of a parody, we think of a creative piece of work that makes us giggle. Since the 16th century the concept of parody is closely related to something that has comical effect. Still today, parodies are mocking a situation at someone’s expense. It is either intended to ridicule a person itself or […]

Read More 0 Comments

BREXIT Vol. 2: Britain’s withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights

BREXIT Vol. 2: Britain’s withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights
Andrej Stefanovic

Andrej Stefanovic

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Andrej Stefanovic is a PhD Candidate in Political Science from Serbia, currently working at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy as an Associate.
Andrej Stefanovic
Share

In short, May argued that the UK should not seek an exit from the EU, but should reconsider its relationship with the continent’s leading human rights document. According to May, the ECHR was in the past a source of problems for the British public as it, in some occasions, delayed or stopped the deportation of […]

Read More 0 Comments

Politicizing children’s rights: the United Nations and the crisis of impunity

Politicizing children’s rights: the United Nations and the crisis of impunity
Loureen Sayej

Loureen Sayej

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
I am a Palestinian national currently living in Washington D.C. I recently graduated from New College of Florida with a BA in International Relations and Human Rights. I work with the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy on creating a the Institute’s international human rights framework for the Children’s Peace Initiative-Kenya (CPI) program. Previously, I have worked with UN-Women, World Affairs Council, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, and more.
Loureen Sayej
Share

The United Nations, in its annual report, listed the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for the killing and maiming of children as well as attacks on school and hospitals, thus violating international human rights and humanitarian laws. Shortly after, Ban Ki Moon and the United Nations capitulated to the demands of Saudi Arabia, manipulating their exclusion […]

Read More 0 Comments

There is something –missing– about Brazil: Women, social protest and massive sports events

There is something –missing– about Brazil: Women, social protest and massive sports events
Irene Zugasti

Irene Zugasti

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Irene Zugasti is a journalist and a political scientist from Madrid, who conducted her studies of Political Sciences and Public Administration in Complutense University in Madrid and Charles University in Prague. She holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy of the Diplomat School of Spain, where she focused her research on Gender and IR studies. Nowadays she works in the Government Office for Gender Based Violence in Spain, while she continues researching Gender issues in the European arena.
Irene Zugasti
Share

Mega-events, like the World cup held in 2014, may have caused many disruptive effects in Brazil, but they also gave momentum to local grassroots organizations to establish local, national and transnational networks. The potential of these social movements should not be omitted. The Sem Teto and Sem Terra Workers Movement, the housing movements (UMM), the […]

Read More 0 Comments

How long is ‘temporary’? – The renewed extension of the State of Emergency in France

How long is ‘temporary’? - The renewed extension of the State of Emergency in France
Mira Alexander

Mira Alexander

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Mira Alexander is currently enrolled in a two year Erasmus Mundus Master in Public Policy, which she will complete at Central European University (Budapest) and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Barcelona). Prior to her studies in public policy, she obtained a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University and has gained professional experiences from internships at the Institut für Europäische Politik (Berlin), Europe Direct Info-Point Hamburg, and the Chancellery of the Senate of the City of Hamburg. Mira’s research interests include EU Governance, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, Security Studies, State Building, and Conflict Resolution.
Mira Alexander
Share

The rules can grant extra authority to security forces, allowing for tightened border controls, home searches without warrant, and placing individuals under house arrest. It additionally keeps the level of security high, with over 100.000 heavily armed soldiers and gendarmes on French streets and public spaces. Declaring a state of emergency is every nation’s right […]

Read More 0 Comments

DNA-based evidence should be court-admissible throughout the world

DNA-based evidence should be court-admissible throughout the world
Bert Segier

Bert Segier

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Bert R.G. Segier holds a Master degree in History and a Minor degree in Political Science. Professionally, Bert worked as a Political Adviser to a member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives in Brussels, as a Head of Cabinet of a Regional Government in Bruges and as a Communications Officer at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) in Stockholm. After a brief experience at the Consulate-General of Belgium in London, he took the opportunity to work for the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), The Hague, initially as Consultant and currently as Projects Officer. Bert has been politically active on different levels. He focuses on international affairs, human rights and the rule of law. He enjoys history and moral philosophy. Bert is a correspondent for the Belgian-American newspaper the Gazette van Detroit and strongly supports the work of the NGO Eyes for the World. Twitter: @bgravitas; LinkedIn:
linkedin.com/in/bertsegier
Bert Segier
Share

On 17 February 2016, three men were convicted by a South African court of killing a mother-of-three 17 years earlier. Judgement in this cold case followed a four-year investigation and a two-year legal battle. The judge accepted the combined evidence of three eyewitnesses, handwriting analysis provided by the police and a DNA investigation, which was […]

Read More 0 Comments

No more waiting: Europe must ratify the Istanbul Convention

No more waiting: Europe must ratify the Istanbul Convention
Irene Zugasti

Irene Zugasti

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Irene Zugasti is a journalist and a political scientist from Madrid, who conducted her studies of Political Sciences and Public Administration in Complutense University in Madrid and Charles University in Prague. She holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy of the Diplomat School of Spain, where she focused her research on Gender and IR studies. Nowadays she works in the Government Office for Gender Based Violence in Spain, while she continues researching Gender issues in the European arena.
Irene Zugasti
Share

Author: Irene Zugasti What is the Istanbul Convention? The Convention came after years of debate inside the Council of Europe to move towards a strong instrument on violence against women, embodied by an Ad Hoc Committee created in 2009 for this purpose. It was powered by the growing body of case law of the European […]

Read More 1 Comment