Category Archives: Democracy

Feb 2 2017

“Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry” And Other Bogeymen: Is Trump’s Populism Compatible With The Rule Of Law?

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By Laurin Liu* Totalitarianism begins in contempt for what you have. The second step is the notion: “Things must change—no matter how, Anything is better than what we have.” Totalitarian rulers organize this kind of mass sentiment, and by organizing … Continue reading

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Jan 31 2017

Let’s Be Clear: This is a Muslim Ban

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By Alexandra Funk* On Friday, 27 January, President Trump signed an executive order – “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” – that suspended entry to the U.S. for any refugee for 120 days; indefinitely … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2017

Trampling Human Rights in Kashmir

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4 year old Nasir’s eye was badly damaged when Indian force personnel inserted a sharp metal object into it (Source: Ahmer Khan).  *By Umar Lateef Misgar According to the CIA’s World Factbook, Jammu & Kashmir, commonly referred to as Kashmir, is occupied by … Continue reading

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Jan 18 2017

More Speech, Not Less

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By Amy Shepherd* In early December 2016, the High Court heard a test case brought by Mr. Salman Butt, a British Muslim labelled an extremist in a September 2015 press release by the Government’s Extremism Task Force. The litigation challenges … Continue reading

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Dec 19 2016

War and Peace: From London to Aleppo

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By Kwame Sekyere* A narrative that parallels the experience of politicians in Downing Street being disturbed by the sound of protesters, with the experience of civilians in Aleppo being disturbed by the sound of war. On the 13th of December … Continue reading

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Oct 25 2016

The Constitution Trumps Mr. Trump’s Presidential Plans

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By Rory Mondshein* Over the past few months, we have heard Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump, make numerous promises to the American people. As part of his platform, Mr. Trump vowed to: (1) ban refugees from our shores; (2) simplify … Continue reading

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Aug 12 2016

The Colombian Conundrum: Transitional Injustice and Beyond

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By Lakshana Radhakrishnan and Harsh Mahaseth* The fall of the last major leftist insurgency in Latin America might finally give the Colombians some cause for happiness. It seems that the world’s longest running civil war will soon be brought to … Continue reading

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May 9 2016

Constitutional Rights Law and its Limitations: Topical Examples

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By Anthony Kennelly* One consequence of the post-World War II ‘rights revolution’ is the ever growing use of constitutional law to protect fundamental rights. The goal of this is not only to protect such rights by judicial enforcement, at which … Continue reading

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Apr 25 2016

Transborder Abduction of Hong Kong Booksellers: Implications under International Law

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By Sean Yau Shun Ming* In late 2015, five co-owners of a Hong Kong bookstore – specialising in selling Chinese political books mostly banned in China – all disappeared. Among them, the international community has paid considerable attention to Gui … Continue reading

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Apr 18 2016

A Conversation on Race (Part 3): ‘Race, UK Policy and the Chagos Islander’s case post-2000’

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The following article is the third and final post in a three-week series on the LSE Human Rights Blog entitled ‘A Conversation on Race’. This series has been compiled by MSc Human Rights candidate Allie Funk (A.Funk@lse.ac.uk).  By Cat Gough* “The Foreign … Continue reading

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