Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mar 27 2015

The promise of eradicating poverty through human rights

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Rafael Silva is a senior human rights lawyer at the Research Centre of the Chilean Supreme Court, and was formerly Director of Techo-Chile in the Region of Valparaiso. He holds an LLM with a specialism in Human Rights from LSE. This is the second in … Continue reading

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Mar 25 2015

Revealing the real-world benefits of the UK’s Human Rights Act

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Natalie Threlfall is a Human Rights Associate at the British Institute of Human Rights. Her research is focused on key developments in human rights law. If you’ve ever thought that human rights protections are more about good intentions than practical benefit, … Continue reading

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Mar 18 2015

Why We Must Talk About FGM Today

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Lyndsey Jefferson is a graduate of the LSE MSc Human Rights programme (2012-2013). She is an activist for women and girls’ rights currently working for The Girl Generation. She also previously worked as a researcher in the UK Parliament. You … Continue reading

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Mar 16 2015

Do African-Americans have the right to internal self-determination?

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Sarah Fuhrman is an American attorney and LLM candidate at University College London. Her research focuses on international human rights and democracy. On August 9 2014, Michael Brown, an African-American teenager, was killed by a white police officer. Brown’s killing … Continue reading

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Mar 12 2015

International investment and sustainable development: the unrealised link

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Andrea Saldarriaga and Andrea Shemberg co-lead the Investment and Human Rights Project, an initiative of the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE. This article was originally posted as a think piece … Continue reading

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Mar 11 2015

The Elephant in the Room: Human rights and the Mexico-UK “dual year”

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David Pérez Esparza researches security, crime and violence. He has participated in #PropuestaMx, which aims to enrich security and human rights policies in Mexico. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the Security Sciences Department at University College London. Last week, Mexico’s … Continue reading

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Mar 4 2015

Drumming out resistance in Japan: writing back Burakumin identity through music

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Noémie Adam is an alumna of the LSE MSc Human Rights programme (2013/14). She researches and writes on human rights and civil liberties in the UK, Europe and Japan. “Burakumin maggots… kill eta filth… burakumin have four legs… buraku people cause AIDS…” Recent graffiti … Continue reading

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