Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jan 25 2016

Silencing Dissent: Palestine Solidarity under Attack

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By Ben White* Students at Palestine Technical University in the Occupied West Bank face an unusual challenge in pursuit of their studies: the Israeli military has built a training facility on campus. The university may be the only one in … Continue reading

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Jan 18 2016

Modern slavery – but let us remember the trafficked

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By Julia Muraszkiewicz* This piece is published as a response to the LSE Human Rights Blog September/October 2015 series on Modern Slavery, and points out some potential complications associated with the widespread use of the term ‘Modern Slavery’.  In March 2015 the UK Modern Slavery … Continue reading

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Jan 15 2016

Dialling democracy: mobile phones and political participation in Ghana

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Following the extraordinary rise of mobile phone use in Ghana over the last decade, LSE alumnus Andrew Small* examines its potential impact on democracy in the West African country.  In November 2012, weeks before their country’s general election, Ghanaians began … Continue reading

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Jan 11 2016

A First Timer’s Perspective on the 4th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

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  By Freya Dinshaw* The prospect of flying for forty-eight hours to attend a thirty-six hour conference had always made attendance at a UN Forum seem fanciful for a lawyer tucked away in one of Australia’s southern-most cities. This year, … Continue reading

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